How did my Chicken Die?

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

  1. jacksparrow

    jacksparrow New Egg

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    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

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    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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