- Oct 1, 2014
Yesterday was a completely normal day in the coop. Morning treats of tomatoes, oats, and kale all delivered to 12 spoiled chickens. Clean water, clean coop, not a thing out of the ordinary. When I got home several hours later the same pattern of visiting the girls and Clyde to collect afternoon eggs only to find one of my hens dead in her nesting box. Everything looked normal, no blood, no feathers missing. The only odd thing was that she was in her nesting box when she died. There have been no signs of any illnesses in the flock, no diarrhea, and they all had the natural deworming pumpkin last week. We are diligent about clean water and natural apple cider vinegar, yogurt, eggshells, etc. Should I worry that this will hit the flock, or just assume it may have been an egg stuck, or just sudden chicken death. Any insight and feedback is so much appreciated!