Dead Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rynegold, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. rynegold

    rynegold In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    This morning when I went out to the coop, one of our hens was laying dead at the bottom of the roost. No sign of any outside critter getting in, our coop is pretty tight. Her head and neck were bloody as though she had been pecked to death?? Our roosters have just begun topping the hens and I know we have too many, it was 7 (hens) to 5(roosters). Did they kill her and is the reason the ratio??? Help!!![​IMG]

    Here's a pic of the injury...[email protected]/6173163720/[email protected]/6172635227/
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    First, let me say that I'm sorry to hear about your hen.

    Next, you might get more response by moving your thread to the Emergency/Diseases section.

    Third, from what I've read, your ratio is too high, but I can't tell you if that is what killed your bird [​IMG]
  3. rynegold

    rynegold In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    New pix added... anyone see such as this before?
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Most likely she was pecked to death. You need to get rid of 4 roosters as soon as possible. Sorry for your loss.
  5. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    So sorry for your loss and it looks like she did get pecked to death. Get rid of the roosters and hopefully youll be ok. Good luck [​IMG]

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