Our Chicken Died and I Don't Know Why

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mosaicmama, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. mosaicmama

    mosaicmama Hatching

    Jul 19, 2013
    We have 5 chickens and we went out the other night to put them to bed and one was dead. She never made it up to the coop to roost with the others. There were no visible signs of injury or animal attack. She had not been exhibiting any signs that anything was wrong leading up to her death. She was a 2 1/2 year old Plymouth Rock and that seemed young to die of natural causes or old age. I am very concerned about loosing my other chickens if there is a chance that she had something contagious. I noticed today that two of them had diarrhea, but it has been almost 3 days since she died and they are all doing great and seem totally normal so I have no idea if it is related. Has this happened to anyone else? These are our first chickens and our first experience losing one. I would really appreciate any insight that anyone has. Thank you.

  2. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Songster

    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    So sorry to hear about your girl [​IMG]
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