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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by number9, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. number9

    number9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2014
    Elizabethtown, In
    I had a BO roo that was about a year old. I usually let my chickens out for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. When I feed them I will call and they will come a running. I have to use a stick to shoo them away so I could walk. I fed them in the pen and did not see the rooster. I looked out the door and he was laying on his side with one wing spread. I picked him up and placed him in a cage but next morning he was dead. ( this was last summer) What would have made a simingly healthy rooster die like that. I don't want this to happen again.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It's really hard to say for sure without a necropsy, and we can only speculate. He could have simply had a heart ailment, suffered a bad head injury, swallowed something that blocked his airway, or got botulism or poisoned from eating something bad. Without signs and symptoms, or something noticed afterward, it is just guessing. Sorry for your loss.

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