Wyandotte hen died

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skye727, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found my beautiful Silver laced wyandotte dead in the coop. Her head looked like it was trampled. She was my biggest chicken, so I don't think anyone killed her. She was about 9 months old. What could have happened? Do chickens just suddenly die?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    About half of my chickens just die one day, sometimes they look off the day before other times it just happens, and the other half I end up having to cull for something or another, not too many actually spend much time being sick.

    A lot of times a chicken will die and the other chickens will jump on it or peck it so they can often look like they were pecked to death but they actually weren't.
     

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