I went up to feed my hens lunch and as usual Gwen jumped up on the porch to greet me. She was covered in blood. I snatched her up and took her in the house and tried to examine her face but she wouldn't let me. When DH got home we got her back out (I had isolated her in the infirmary) and tried to clean her up but she was so covered in blood we couldn't. I found several deep cuts on her face and comb. We clean what we could with iodine and tried to stop the bleeding. I thought we had her under control. I went to check on her, she was panting and by the time I brought her in the house, she siezured and died. She was the friendliest little pest I've ever had. She was the one I HAD to hold while I paid attention to everyone else. She will be missed, my heart aches for her. RIP Gwen you were an angel. Ultimately I still don't know what happened that caused her injuries. I could not see any indication of an altercation with anything. I'm thinking another hen tho'. She died due to blood loss. She had a very small cut on her comb that we had a terrible time getting it to stop bleeding. So I guess anytime you have a cut on the comb or toe, my understanding is that these are very vascular areas and it doesn't take much for a hen to bleed to death. Do whatever it takes to get it stopped. My friend told me cobwebs will stop the bleeding much like a clot. Next time I will grab some of those and try. Thanks for all your kind responses. I miss her.