SLW pullet found dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azygous, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Claudia was my one year old SLW pullet, and I found her lying dead under the coop today.

    I'm at a complete loss as to why she died. She seemed fine earlier this morning. The way I dote on my flock, I would have noticed if any of them were in distress.

    She was robust and healthy earlier. When I found her, she was lying on her side with her legs straight out. One eye was completely shut, and the other, partially open. There was yellowish stuff clogging her nostrils. A bit of this gunk was on her breast feathers. No other signs of injury or illness. Her feathers were in perfect condition.

    None of my remaining six hens show any sign of illness.

    Does anyone have any idea what it is that could have killed her?
  2. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    I am so sorry. [​IMG]
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I do not know what it could be. I wish I could be of some help.

    I am sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    Maybe she choked on something and regurgitated feed from her crop? Which would be the yellow stuff......and choked to death in the process. That is the only thing I could think of.

    Sorry [​IMG]

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