Wyandotte hen died

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

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    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 I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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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