what happened?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pnuts, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. pnuts

    pnuts Songster

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    Pete my favorite hen died today.
    i went out to feed and water them like usual and i saw pete just sitting in a laying box not excited about food at all. her neck was outstretched and her eyes looked like they were in pain or sleepy. i pet her and looked closer and she was still breathing and so i picked her up in a shawl that was lying around and took her inside to call a vet but before i could find a number she started convulsing. so i hurried with her to the neighbor who also owns chickens but he wasn't around and pete was obviously dying before i got there so i covered her little noggin with the shawl and took her inside and put her in a box. i'm going to bury her later today.
    i dont understand because she was absolutely fine yesterday and before that. she might have been eggbound because i dont usually count how many eggs i get in a day but then wouldn't she have been acting weird? I cant see any injuries and her comb is normal colored.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    I'm very sorry for your loss, it always seems it's the favorite hen that things like this happen. There are many reasons as to why this couldve happened, difficult to tell. I wish you the best.
     
  3. pnuts

    pnuts Songster

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    thanks. i'll miss pete but at least i have the rest of my chickens:)
     

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