Dead Chicken: Illness?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MNFowl, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. MNFowl

    MNFowl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2014
    I went out this evening to collect eggs and see if my chickens needed more feed, but I noticed that my one year old Easter Egger was dead. Yesterday she was perfectly fine and as far as I can remember had no symptoms. She was walking normally, eating, drinking, flying, and not coughing or breathing abnormally. The only thing I can see on her is blood around her vent area. I am assuming the other chickens pecked at her, but I am not positive. What illness do you think she had? I want to know if I should medicate my remaining hens. We are getting new chicks on Thursday, and I do not want them to be contaminated. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Could she possibly have had an egg stuck?

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