Sex-links

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tinman53, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Tinman53

    Tinman53 Just Hatched

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    Hello to all. I have never owned a chicken and thought this would be fun.
    Someone gave me 6 two year old sex-link chickens. One was separated because they pecked her. Last week I saw one of the 5 in a corner laying down, her comb was purple and it looked like she was having trouble breathing. I took her out and put her in a separate cage. All was going well, color came back to comb. Then Friday when I got home she was dead. All the others look okay but I know very little about chickens. Anyone have the same problem?


    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's not uncommon for a chicken to just die. Being a sexlink - they tend to have reproductive problems - brought on from their heavy laying during their first two years. She may have been egg bound
     
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss. It's hard to say what may have caused her death, drumstick diva is right...sometimes it just happens or she could have been egg bound.

    I hope the rest of your birds are doing well.
     
  4. Tinman53

    Tinman53 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your help.
    I see one of the remaining five has her comb half bent over. I'll just have to wait and see.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  5. Tinman53

    Tinman53 Just Hatched

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    Thanks
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Sorry for your loss.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. Tinman53

    Tinman53 Just Hatched

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    Thank you
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Tinman53

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