Sad Day

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by colada584, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. colada584

    colada584 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Gardiner, NY
    So today my golden laced wyandotte Dorothy died. I borught her to the vet for a necroscopy because she and some of my other chickens have runny noses. I guess the good news was that she didn't die from the respiratory problem, the vet said the runny nose was a very minor problem as there was no other respiratory issues internally besides a bit of a runny nose. Apparently Dorothy died because her blood vessels burst and she bled out internally. The vet told me its not usually seen in chickens, more in turkeys but that was definitely what killed her. I am sad that we lost her, but at the same time relieved that the others in my flock should be okay (they all seem fine, eating, drinking, running around). The vet also said that Dorothy had a weak immune system and she would have died from the same thing sooner or later, it was just awaiting something to set it off. Poor little Dorothy. She will be missed! [​IMG]
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Awww! So sorry for your loss, but am glad it's not something contagious. Sounds like there was nothing you could do. [​IMG]
  3. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    So sorry about your hen huggg'''zzzzzz. [​IMG]
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    Im so sorry for your loss wish I could say or do something to make it better. [​IMG]
  5. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Sorry for your loss.
  7. suburbanchx

    suburbanchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2009
    AW! poor dorothy! i am soo sorry! [​IMG]
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I'm sorry! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So Sorry [​IMG]
  10. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I am so sorry you lost Dorothy, but relieved with you that it is nothing that can affect the rest of your flock. RIP Dorothy!

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