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Hello I'm pretty new to raising chickens, we got our chickens in June of 2015, they started laying in November. My one chicken layed eggs for about a month and then stopped and hasen't layed since. I thought it was because of the cold weather but today when I went out to feed them I found her dead under the chicken pen. Any ideas about what happened?
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Sorry for your loss.  She had a major health issue, and only a post mortem exam will answer your question.  At a guess, her reproductive tract was 'messed up' in some way, and peritonitis killed her.  That's only a guess, though.  If you wrap her in plastic and chill (not freeze) her body, she can be posted next week. If more of your birds die soon, definitely find out why.  Mary

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