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Possible causes of chicken death???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Threelittlehens, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Threelittlehens

    Threelittlehens New Egg

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    I have three hens, all of them about two years old. This afternoon, I opened the coop door to find one of my hens, a Barred Plymouth Rock, lying dead on the floor of the coop. There was no evidence that she had been attacked by a predator, she was just lying there, feet in the air, eyes glazed over, dead. There was no blood other than a little dried blood on her butt from the other chickens pecking at her, which I had seen before. Does anyone have any idea of how this could have happened??? She was very skiddish, and my least favorite chicken, but I'm still upset.:(:(:(
     
  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    A necropsy is really the only definitive way to see if there was an actual illness that caused the death or if it "just died" like birds can do.
     

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