Why did my chicken die? :(


9 Years
Jun 1, 2013
All my chickens appeared perfectly healthy yesterday, then I found one of my 4-month-old Barred Rock pullets dead inside the chicken house this morning when she didn't come out with the others.

My husband said it looked like she had a little bit of blood on her backside. Other than that she looked fine.

I know it's not really possible to diagnose from a little description and no pics. I'm just wondering if any of you experts might know something I don't, and if there's anything I can look for in the rest of my chickens to see if they're okay?

I'm really sad about it and I wish there was something I could have done better. :(
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Blood on her backside could mean many things: Broken egg internally, cocci infection, mites, capillary worms, pecking order issue, injury, failure to thrive. Hard to tell without more detailed info. Sorry you lost her.
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