We lost a hen last night and I am quite confused as to what happened. We have 2 hens the barred rock and an ameraucana, both very healthy. The barred rock was a great egg layer.....rarely missed a day. Last night my husband came to get me because he said she was dying. By time I got to the garage she was gone. He said he heard some rustling around and when he turned to look she was laying down on her side. He had just opened the garage door and pulled the scooter out. They are used to the door being opened and all the activity of the garage. But I think somehow it startled her this time and she either hit her head or broke her own neck????? She was perfectly fine all day long and then was suddenly gone. Like within 1 minute gone!
I'm just looking for opinions on this. The ameraucana seems to be just fine today......if not a little sad/lost......the barred rock was the boss.
Has anyone heard this before? I think breaking her own neck seems to be a stretch......but has anyone ever heard of a head injury??