How did my Chicken Die?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jacksparrow, May 15, 2011.

  1. jacksparrow

    jacksparrow New Egg

    Aug 14, 2009
    I was away for one night--chickens secure in their animal proof enclosure. I came home to find one of my 3 yr olds, dead, with her guts protruding out---a bit too squeamish to look closely, could have been coming out her vent, or her side. She looked a bit funky 2 days ago,sitting down--sluggish. No sign of any predators, feathers, etc. just a very bloody mess on her side.
    Does anyone know what might have happened?[​IMG]
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Couldve been prolapse from her vent. The others may have been involved in possibly pecking at it causing it to look bloody on her side.

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