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Unexplained death????

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by symrae, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. symrae

    symrae New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can come up with an explanation for this. This morning I go to my coop and find one of my favorite hens dead in the corner of the coop. She was about 9 years old. I noticed a little water on the floor and thought that was odd then when I picked her up she was full of water! It came pouring out of her mouth. Does anybody have an idea of what could have happened? Thanks!
     
  2. hennypenney

    hennypenney Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to hear that. I've never experienced that. Could it be it was her time? Maybe someone on here has had similar experience.
     
  3. symrae

    symrae New Egg

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    It's the water that has me confused
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It has me confused as well. Maybe you could post at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread to see if the responders there could come up with an explanation. I'm sorry you lost your hen.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. hennypenney

    hennypenney Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering if she had some respiratory problems since there was fluid?
    I actually was reading a similar case of a nine year old hen that passed and clear liquid came out. The owner had necropsy done and it was a diseased liver. I suppose it would be hard to know real cause unless you have a necropsy done.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    (Sorry it's not under better circumstances)

    That's always a shame to lose one of our birds. I don't know what could have caused the liquid but drumstick diva had a good suggestion with asking on the emergency forum.
     

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