*sad* just lost my chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annie3001, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    I went to lock and secure the coop up, and found my leghorn all white chicken, dead on the ground. after examing her body, we saw no predator marks, nothing got into the coop nor did we see blood. like she just died. her eyes were closed too. her position of her body, was slumped over. any ideas. she was a hardy chicken, great egg layer, and was free ranging most of today, as a matter of fact. all of today.
    i check on the chickens, numerous times and she was fine. i saw the rooster mate with her today. checked near her vent and saw nothing. i am so sad, puzzled to say the least. [​IMG] she was about a year and 6months old

    here she is.. she is also my avatar.

    and no that is not her laying egg. someone elses.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011

  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So sorry............. sometimes chickens just die. No symptoms, no clues, no nothing. Could be heart failure, could be an internal issue, could be many things. I wish i had an answer [​IMG]
  3. discoveregg

    discoveregg Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    Northern Idaho
    I am so sorry [​IMG]. She was a beautiful girl.
    It's so hot here in Northern California I'm afraid my 7 week old chicks are going to have heat stroke. Could the weather have played a factor in her death?
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    its still shocking, the weather was warm today, but our evenings are cool. she was free ranging. fine all day.
  5. silkie101

    silkie101 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2011
    Plantcity Florida
    i am sooooo sorry to hear that [​IMG] she was a beautiful bird and she sounded like a very nice chicken .[​IMG]
  6. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  7. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I am sorry too! [​IMG] I lost one of my original hens today but she was showing symptoms of illness and was put down. I am sending my bird to Cornell University to try and find out why she was sick but it's hard. I may not ever find an answer.

  8. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Sorry hear about your loss. Like chickenzoo stated it just happens sometimes with no explaination. I have a friend that the same thing happened to early this spring. No signs, symptoms, or clues. [​IMG]
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    if i had answers, perhaps that would make me feel better. not knowing is the hard part. i need a beer now.
  10. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    hi again annie, the first hen i ever lost showed no symptoms, she just was dead on the floor when I opened the coop one morning. I had to find out what was wrong and had an necropsy done. Turns out she had a tumor on her liver that burst.

    One more thing, what the (beep) caused the tumor, I still don't know. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011

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