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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:46 pm 
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hi, ive had one of my pullets inside as she was very ill but I just heard a commotion and a chook making awful noises and banging and flapping.i rushed to the laundry thinking my cat had hold of something only to find my pullet dying,it was very distressing and I'm wondering why do they thrash about like that sometimes before death ? she sounded like she was in terrible pain the poor thing
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Sometimes they seem to fit before dying - heart attack?


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She might not have been conscious. I’d also suspect a fit but maybe caused by something neurological. Think about how a chicken can run and flap after a dinner date with an axe....it’s purely a nerve based reaction to a sudden loss of brain function.

Very sorry that you lost your pullet and that it wasn’t as peaceful as one could hope for. A lot of movement and noise doesn’t necessarily indicate suffering though, so don’t dwell on the idea that she was in distress. She probably didn’t know or feel a thing.

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all sounds reasonable thankyou for your replies,she was breathing really heavy a few hours before so maybe her heart gave in.and they are comforting words cocoa,she is far better off now as she was skin and bone and was obviously wasting away over the last few months and I didn't notice until I picked her up a couple of days ago and I was shocked how light she was,oh well,these things happen :-(


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They are so incredibly good at hiding health problems and behaving normally even if they’re wasting awat. As you say, unless you pick them up you just don’t know. Definitely had that experience myself....

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