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Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] sudden chicken death

From: Chris C.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:18 PM
Sorry your chicken died, I had one or two get sick I bagged them up and the NYC Sanitation Department took them to chicken heaven. Is there any rat poison around ?

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Hannah Kirshner <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm looking for a little advice.

I found one of my hens dead in the coop this morning with no obvious reason. I'm wondering if anyone has advice about determining why she might have died. Also, as a country girl, I'm used to burying dead pets; what am I supposed to do in the city?

I have one suspicion about her cause of death. I saw a dead rat in the yard after they had been roaming free yesterday, and if she pecked at it she may have consumed poison. Is there a reasonably way to get/do a chicken autopsy?



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