dead chickens

Dead chickens, what a title.

Found one of my white Ameraucana hens dead in the pen today.

Chickens die, sometimes a lot, but its always sad to find them.

This particular one had been "squeaking" for about 3 months. I treated her for every type of respiratory condition I could think of, and then when nothing changed it, and all my other birds were ok, I figured it was just something she did.

I think now that she had a heart condition. Her comb and wattles never did get red, she was always pale, and hadn't laid an egg to my knowledge.

I'm sure she was deprived of oxygen, and it finally took its toll, or she had a heart attack. Great way to start off the new year.

I hope other chicken owners have better luck!

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