UPDATE: Puffed up pullet has died. What happened?

K0k0shka

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I can post a link for you. I'm very glad that everyone can learn from the thread, it makes me happy to know that Smudge helped to so many people. šŸ„°
That's right, I remember Smudge now! Yes, please post the link so I can go over the thread again. I'll post whatever I find to this thread as well. It gives some meaning to these sad deaths, to at least help someone else.
 

K0k0shka

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I'm so sorry about your girl!
:hugs :hugs Hugs for you and for her; fly high, dear, and RIP.

If you do a necropsy yourself, take LOTS of pictures and post them. Someone here may be able to see something.

Again, I'm sorry.
Thank you! I'll most definitely post lots of pictures if I do end up doing this myself.
 

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That's right, I remember Smudge now! Yes, please post the link so I can go over the thread again. I'll post whatever I find to this thread as well. It gives some meaning to these sad deaths, to at least help someone else.
If you do a neocropsy, I would start a seperate thread. You will get a lot more people tagging along if you do it separately.
 

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Heres the link- https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...sh-x-edit-got-histopathology-results.1499707/
If you can stomach it, I do suggest doing a Neocropsy. It gave me a lot fo closure, and my thread was able to help others as well.
Thank you! I'll read through it again. I'm hoping the vet will do it just because they have the expertise and it will have a higher chance of yielding results and finding an answer. But if I have to do it myself, I wouldn't mind. I've gutted lots of chickens, including ones I've loved deeply (who were males that I couldn't keep). So that aspect of it won't stop me.
 

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Thank you! I'll read through it again. I'm hoping the vet will do it just because they have the expertise and it will have a higher chance of yielding results and finding an answer. But if I have to do it myself, I wouldn't mind. I've gutted lots of chickens, including ones I've loved deeply (who were males that I couldn't keep). So that aspect of it won't stop me.
If your vet wont do it you can always send her in to your state lab. It took quite a while for them to get back to me, but it was a good experience. I would do it again.
 

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She might have suffered from an innate heart condition. These issues become more noticeable the older and bigger the bird gets, and adding the extreme cold and being chased might have pushed her over the edge.

I am sorry for your loss.
 

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