Hi guys and gals,
So I got home about 20 mins after dark today and went to check the flock and gather eggs. When I got to the coop I found 4 hens, 1 male roosting and found 1 of my RiR (9 months old) face down in the shavings near the entrance . The timer for the door had not worked and it was still open. Closed that, ( not happy ). So then I noticed blood on the wall in front of the roost. Upon inspection I found my 9 month old Plymouth rock Roo has several cuts in his comb and an injury to his face. I also found blood on the feeder and water systems. So I gathered up my poor RiR hen and cleaned up the blood. I checked the hen over pretty good. I couldn't find any visible signs of trama or injury. She was in good health and laying almost consistent for a first year hen. They are penned in with a simple fence and free range when I'm home and outside. She did lay an egg today as well. I am trying to piece together what happened I have some pics but not sure if they will help. If anyone wants to see anything for pics please let me know. I would be interested in any theories or ideas as to what happened in or around my coop.