Sudden Death of Adult Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenhappynh, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Chickenhappynh

    Chickenhappynh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I know there area alot of posts out there about this issue but wanted to see if anyone knew why this occured.

    I had a 7mo old Whyanotte female who was absolutely fine 2 days ago. She is part of a flock of 5 females. They are contained (no free range) and have a mix of organic feed and scraps from the kitchen to eat. All the others are fine.

    Today I found her face down near the hanging feeder. They are contained in a 16ft x 4 ft run with hardware cloth and a 4ft x 4ft coop. No damage to the cloth or coop and no obvious trauma to the bird. No discharge from the nose. All the rest of the flock appear completely healthy and happy.

    Are there any thoughts? And what about her eggs for the last week. Are they safe to eat?

    Thanks for your help.
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  2. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would look into mareks disease i wouldn't eat her eggs as mareks disease is a part of the herpies family yukk !! and if any other chickens act strange separate them immediatly
     
  3. Chickenhappynh

    Chickenhappynh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply.
    All other birds are acting well and happy for now.
    Thank you again Lucy.
     

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