Hen found dead WHY please???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    My friends son found one of their hens dead in the nest area with a bloody egg and a hole in her back end. What could this have been please? thanks
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you mean by "hole"? Like, something-took-a-bite-out-of-her hole?
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Without anything else to go on, I'd say that she was killed by a possum.
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I'd have to agree... if the hole was a chomp. Possums chomp from the bottom up.
     
  5. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    not sure if they meant something bit her. she said her son said the hole was the size of the egg. thats all the description. i didnt know if it had something to do with her laying the egg and maybe she couldnt. i was confused on why there was a hole and the egg was out and she was dead.
     
  6. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    He might have seen her vent. You should suggest they sign up on this website so they can give more details. =)
     
  7. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    she said there was no sign of anything getting into the pen. i will ask about the vent or if it was another spot.
     

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