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Shelia is dead, and I have no idea why! Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlockey, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. dlockey

    dlockey In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2011
    Sheila was a splash cochin, and we had her for about 5 months. She seemed healthy, the only strange thing was that she frequently had episodes of what sounded like the hiccups!! I was out of town for 2 days, came home yesterday and found her dead in the coop. No signs of any injuries. Does anyone have any ideas of what could have happened?

    Also, one of the cochin roos has also been making some sounds kinda like Shelia did. But his are not nearly as often as her's were. His are kind of like a cough/hiccup. AND, tonight, when I was tucking everyone in, I noticed my other cochin hens making snoring noises!! Am I over reactining? Any ideas or thoughts?

    Thank you for any information you can give me!


  2. fc

    fc In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2010
    Hard to say, but it's obviously respiratory distress.
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    [​IMG] when this happens its sad. Losing a loved one or beloved family pet is so sad. [​IMG]

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