1. Daniella

    Daniella Just Hatched

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    Hello I'm pretty new to raising chickens, we got our chickens in June of 2015, they started laying in November. My one chicken layed eggs for about a month and then stopped and hasen't layed since. I thought it was because of the cold weather but today when I went out to feed them I found her dead under the chicken pen. Any ideas about what happened?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Sep 13, 2011
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    Sorry for your loss. She had a major health issue, and only a post mortem exam will answer your question. At a guess, her reproductive tract was 'messed up' in some way, and peritonitis killed her. That's only a guess, though. If you wrap her in plastic and chill (not freeze) her body, she can be posted next week. If more of your birds die soon, definitely find out why. Mary
     

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