What happened to her?? :...(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grasjm36, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. grasjm36

    grasjm36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I went out to open the coop and feed, one my my gold sex links was standing in the corner very still, closing her eyes. I walked over to her and scooped her up and she didnt move. It was like she was shocked and frozen? So I set her in a nest box and tried to feed her and of course she wasnt intersted.

    I moved her to her own nursery coop with water and food and had to go to work. My hubby just called to tell me she had died. Theres been NO SIGNS at all. She was a little over a year old, free range, supplemented with soy free layer crumbles. Can an egg bound bird die that fast? That always seems to be the issue with those sex links.

    I'm nervous I might have a bigger problem on my hands?
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen die similarly. She just suddenly one day was gone - also shortly after i found her and picked her up. When i did a kitchen necropsy, i found her insides filled with yolk everywhere, and i assumed that this was the cause. Peritonitis.
     
  3. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. I can feel for you. I just came home today to find my Jersey giant hen (6 months) dead as well. She had even laid an egg today, no signs of illness. Just dead in the coop. Almost like she sat down, fell asleep and never woke up. She had yolk around her vent I think.... I assume egg issue. She was still warm. It can happen that quick!!! Sorry again.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    so sorry for your losses,
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    I unexpectedly lost one earlier this year. She was just a little over a year old and had no signs of illness, just found her dead in the run. [​IMG]
     

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