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One Chicken Dead - Breast Down - No External Signs of Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheFarmerInDale, May 1, 2016.

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    I went away for 4 days & had a friend watch the chickens. She said she had no problems.
    We moved the birds to a new grazing area yesterday, and got them all settled in.
    When I open the door this morning, I didn't notice anything off in the coop (morning grogginess hadn't worn off yet)
    Less than an hour later I go into the coop and find one of my ladies, dead.

    No coop damage. The only opening in the coop is small enough for a young snake to squeeze through, so I'm not convinced it's a snake.

    I plan to do an autopsy after posting this. I'll let y'all know what I find.

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