Tragedy today

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SurferchickinSB, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. LeggyLeghorn

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    hi I am sorry to learn of Coco suddenly dying. I like your images of her, beautiful bird. Perhaps you will find out what caused her to die. Chickens are strange creatures. I have lost a hen to unknown cause. its upsetting when they're your mates.
     
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  2. SurferchickinSB

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    She was a Barnevelder.
     
  3. BigBlueHen53

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    My condolences as well. :hugs
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    Sorry for your loss. I lost my only barnvelder suddenly at the age of 9 months a few years ago before I started doing necropsies on my losses. With a professional necropsy, you should hopefully findout what happened.
     
  5. aart

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    I keep going back to look at her pic...that breast lacing is superb, in contrast with the black surrounding, it takes my breath away.
     
  6. SurferchickinSB

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    Yeah, I use to stare at her for long periods of time, she almost didn’t look real, she looked like a metallic chicken. I really miss seeing her in my flock. Thanks aart:)
     
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  7. BigBlueHen53

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    @SurferchickinSB, again, I am so sorry for your sudden loss, but I am definitely going to look into this breed when I am ready to add a few to my flock this spring because you posted her picture. She was stunningly beautiful.
     
  8. SurferchickinSB

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    I have not gotten my results back yet, it has been a week since Coco was sent in. I have been sort of reading up on what it could’ve been and I am thinking maybe a respiratory illness since she was breathing with her mouth open right before she died, but it also was a hot day that day. The one thing I did read that is associated to respiratory viruses is wrinkled eggs. Coco laid wrinkled eggs for about a week or so a few months ago and also at that time her egg quality changed, She always laid the most beautiful eggs. They always looked like they had been polished with a clear varnish. The eggs were always shiny. After she laid the wrinkled eggs her eggs were coming out sort of dull and not shiny anymore. Does anyone know anything about respiratory viruses? I am just wondering if my other chickens also have it, if that is what Coco had. Does anybody know if the wrinkled eggs and the respiratory viruses are connected?
     
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  9. aart

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    So 'they' say...and I have seen it here, tho it's anecdotal as no testing or treatment was done.
    Pair of Brahma hens that I got with my first flock, both had mild runny noses/bubbly eyes in winter and laid wrinkled eggs. They never appeared to be 'sick', active and laying. Both symptoms(ailments and eggs) disappeared after a few months with no intervention.
     
  10. BigBlueHen53

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    Thank you for this update, SurferChick. I have been wondering if you'd heard anything yet.
     

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