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samuria

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dead hen
« on: October 31, 2018, 14:07 »
 this morning i let the hens out as usual, all seemed well. and started tucking into there
food. i went out with the dogs and was back about 2hrs later, only to find
one of the buff orpingtons just laying on its side still quite warm :unsure:
no signs of being attacked by anything, and no  tracks in the pen.....
the few buffs i have are about 5yrs old now.
could it just have been old age????

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Re: dead hen
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 20:58 »
Perhaps, or maybe an underlying issue like her heart that just caught up with her.  I have a few drop like that over the years, but unless you pay a vet to investigate, there is no way to know for sure.

It is never nice, but at least you know she had a good happy life with you until then.

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Re: dead hen
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 09:01 »
 :( thanks.. thought it might be something like a heart problem.
had the buffs from 1 day old just part of our daily life ....



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