large blood gob from hen

chicken danz

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I haven't found anything on the forum yet that matches this. Yesterday I noticed a large mass of what looked like coagulated blood laying on the ground. And I found a hen that was very lethargic and just laying there. At the bottom of this bloody stuff was some slime that resembled egg white. I have never seen anything that was quite like that before. I placed the hen in a nest and she died during the night without changing positions. Something obviously went wrong inside her. Any clues what might have happened? She obviously died from blood loss. She was otherwise a large healthy fat hen.
 

Imp

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Only a guess, but maybe an egg broke inside of her, cutting her internally.

Also the phrase
a large healthy fat hen

is ringing a bell in the back of my head. If I remember why, I'll come back.

Imp- Sorry about the loss.​
 

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