Chicken dropped dead -- no apparent reason

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Little-er, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2011
    Hi all,

    Our 10 chickens are just 1 year old. One of our 2 araucanas was found dead in the coop this morning. Yesterday evening I noticed that she did not seem her usual assertive bossy self, but she did not appear sick. The only noticeable thing is that she had a bare patch on her back -- which I believed was due to our rooster mounting her. All the other 9 chickens appear as healthy and active as usual. Any ideas what might cause a sudden death like this? many thanks, laurie
  2. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    N. Georgia
    Sorry for your loss :(

    It could be so many things. I had one do that last year. We did a necropsy and found her liver had ruptured.

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