One Dead Chicken, Another Looks Sick

Nevaire

Hatching
7 Years
May 16, 2012
2
0
7
Georgia
Help! I bought 3 Americanas a few days ago. One was in with my other 4 chickens for a few hours, but I put her in with the smaller chickens at my house after she got picked on by the 4 original chickens. The bullied Americana that got pulled out seems to be perfectly healthy.

But I went out there this afternoon and one of the 2 remaining Americanas was dead. Not a feather ruffled or a scratch, just dead. I removed the last Americana after noticing her droopy eyes. Any ideas what could be wrong? I have the droopy eyed gal in quarantine. I am raising these chickens for meat and eggs- if this chicken recovers, are her eggs and meat safe?

Do I need to cull her? Are my other chickens in danger now? And what can I do to protect them?

Thanks, y'all.
 

Nevaire

Hatching
7 Years
May 16, 2012
2
0
7
Georgia
I will check the sick chicken for weight.

The oldest 4 are 14 weeks, the Americanas are 10 (or so) and the little 3 are about 10 weeks. I introduced them and watched for a while- they all seem to get along. Is there a better way to do that? I love having chickens, but I'm always learning some way I could have done it better.
 

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