coop door opened during the night and 2 chickens died from the cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ubumartin, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. ubumartin

    ubumartin Out Of The Brooder

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    I shut the coop door but it opened sometime in the night.it usually latches but I didn't latch it enough and it fell open. 2 hens died I believe from getting cold. It dropped to 20s last night. I think it was the wind.they also have survived -11 one night and bitter cold single digits recently. :( One was outside the coop and one inside. 2 of my other chickens survived but one is bloody and wheezing. Both the dead chickens are bloody but I think maybe they were pecked by the other 2. Not sure where the blood is coming from I tried washing herwith a damp cloth and I can't really see any open areas. Maybe blood from the dead chickens. Anything I can do for ybe one who is wheezing?
     
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, to me, it sounds like an animal got into your pen and attacked your chickens.
     
  3. Tmatthews

    Tmatthews Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with TTracy....it sounds more like an animal got to them instead of the cold. :(
     
  4. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    100F will kill chickens, not 20.

    More than one dead chicken with an open door at night and blood = predator attack. Probably raccoon.
     

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