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Two chickens (Brahmas) dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Master S.M.C, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning i went out the coop to change the water and feed the birds to find two of my Brahma pullets shoved neatly in between the coop wall and the plastic lacing i have all around it. The bodies were somewhat flattened all the feathers on their backs missing yet the body parts were still in contact, all my other birds were fine...WHAT HAPPENED?
     
  2. Chicken Dave

    Chicken Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had the same thing happen to me. The other chickens probably all attacked the two because they were the weakest. Were the two that died younger than the others? If they were that could have been another reson the others attacked them. Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    It sounds too me like your birds could have gotten stuck between the netting and the wall and were frantic to get back out losing feathers in process. They then literally were scared to death. That happened to one of our ducks when she got stuck between our nesting box and wall of coop which we have since moved so this can't happen again. Sorry for your loss.
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  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I actually have 5 other meat birds in there with the that are 3 weeks old whereas those Brahmas were close to 3 months of age
     

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