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Thoughts on whychicken died?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by seafood, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. seafood

    seafood Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Lost our first hen every yesterday (of course its only been 5 months) to something very odd. Hoping someone can explain what may have happened.

    Found her in the coop, pretty droopy and lifeless. Her comb was sort of shriveled and one wing was drooping. She wasn’t walking a whole lot. It did not appear as if a predator got to her either.

    Then my wife saw “stuff” hanging off her bottom. I didn’t look to close but it obviously was internal organs that were hanging out of her vent. My guess is her insides just weren’t positioned correctly for egg laying and upon laying her first few eggs things got pushed out.

    Does this sound plausible? Any other ideas?
  2. onecent

    onecent Songster

    awww, so sorry for your loss!! yes, i also lost a hen in this manner, i believe its called a "blow out" very sad in deed!! i don't know why it happens:idunno, but it does occasionally.

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