Sudden death...any ideas?

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Dec 28, 2013
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I found my Margaret today. She had passed and was long gone. She was my head chicken, black austalorp about 2 ½ years old. I noticed last night that her comb had flopped over but the color hadn't changed. Also last night Norma was acting bossier than normal (Norma's a jerk) maybe she knew Margaret wasn't well? But I couldn't tell, other than the comb. When I found her today she was lying on her side, feet outstretched and slightly in the air. No other signs of distress. Im not interested in dissecting her. Just curious if anyone has any theories. Thanks.
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Flopped over that clearly indicates severe dehydration. If her crop was impacted then she would not be able to get proper fluids to hydrate herself. That is all i got for you. She could of been egg bound, strangulated intestines. It could be any number of things. Hope this helps a little
 

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