Sudden death of

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karlajm, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. karlajm

    karlajm Just Hatched

    Aug 19, 2015
    Yesterday morning when I left home, my young adult chicken was happily sitting on her nest. when I came back late in the afternoon, she was still there. That struck me as odd and when I picked her up, I noticed she was lethargic and one eye was closed. There were 2 eggs in the nest, I couldn't tell if one of them was hers.

    I checked her vent and there was no egg in there.
    There was no blood anywhere.

    A few minutes later she died.
    There was a yellowish discharge from her vent - it was not foamy (as one of our members asked).

    Does anyone have an idea of what this might be? I am worried about a contagious problem.

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