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One of my Chickens Died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jim2448, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Jim2448

    Jim2448 In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    this past weekend one of me 14 month old chickens died out of the blue:(, i have no reason why. the only thing i noticed is that she had blood coming out her back side.....is it possible an egg got stuck or is there something else this could mean.
    she seemed perfectly fine the day before and so do all the other chickens

    does anybody have a clue?

  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member


    Very sorry to hear that you lost your hen.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Blood coming out of her vent is indicative of some sort of reproductive issue. I am sorry for your loss. At least you know the rest of the flock is probably not at risk.

    Good luck.
  4. EmmyGirl

    EmmyGirl In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2008
    Skippack, PA
    I'm sorry, Jim, that's a shame about your hen [​IMG] Without knowing more, I agree with CMV--probably some sort of reproduction malfunction---maybe eggbound and a partial prolapse? It's amazing how much blood that can cause. So sorry for your poor hen.

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