Dead hens

jennic903

Hatching
Jul 24, 2016
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Hi everyone. I'm new here but I have been reading these forums for awhile. I have a coop with 20 hens and 1 rooster in it. Yesterday morning my chickens where fine when I fed them and then by evening when I checked on them I had 5 hens had passed away. They was bleeding from the mouth only and it looked like a crime scene. Feathers was everywhere and blood spatters was on the nesting boxes and the walls. One hen was in a nesting box dead with eggs under her. Does anyone know what could have happened? It was devastating.
 

BuffOrpington88

Songster
Mar 20, 2012
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Hi! I'm sorry to hear about that. It sounds like there may have been a predator attack. Was the coop door open for the day or are there any holes where a predator could gain entry?
 

jennic903

Hatching
Jul 24, 2016
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As far as I know there was no way anything could have got in. We very rarely let them out of the coop. I was wondering if maybe a poisonous snake may have done it. We have free range silkies with 3 day old babies and they are all fine.
 

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