Chicken Found Dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by critterlover, May 23, 2010.

  1. critterlover

    critterlover In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2009
    This morning when I opened the coop to let my chickens out, one of them was dead. She was laying on her side on the drop board under the roost and looks like she just fell asleep. I can't find one thing wrong with her. She doesn't have a mark on her anywhere. She had been dead a few hours. She was fine yesterday and has shown no signs of illness at all. All the other chickens (8 total) are acting perfectly fine. She was just a year old.

    Any ideas?
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Sorry about your chicken. If she acted and looked fine yesterday, and at that age... I'd say just one of those things. I would guess heart related, but there's really no telling since there were really no symptoms...
  3. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Spider bite maybe?

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