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Re: Leghorn dropped dead at about 5 months

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:31 am
by rick
Oh, that is a poignant thing isn't it - a last egg as a memento.
The blood spots would have been included in the egg at least 10 hours before she died so it is more likely to indicate something going on that may have led to a heart attack (or hemorrhage maybe) rather than the fatal moment itself.
Something causing high blood pressure maybe? As said above, it was likely an unfortunate congenital defect.

Edit - Sorry Icemaiden, meant to say 10 hours before the egg was laid and the whole point is kind of obvious. Just thinking out loud.