My beautiful big white chicken was fine this morning and then this afternoon she was covered in blood. The rooster was removed a week ago, as I had a younger one coming through the ranks. She is a wonderfully docile hen who has always been friendly with all the flock and has a buddy which she looks after and spends time with. Her crop is all bloody and it looks like she could have lost her eyesight in one eye. Why is this happening. I am so sad and have never in all my years of having chickens seen this before. I have introduced and removed chickens in the past and never have I seen this type of horrible or wanton visciousness. Over the past 2 years I have had 7 chickens die (unknown causes) and am starting to wonder whether I should abandon having chickens. I have a 1/4 acre run for them, they are fed twice a day and have 5 clean water bowls spread throughout the enclosure. Any help appreciated. Linda from NZ.