Originally Posted by izziebean
Thanks! I am still weepy, but the shock is starting to wear off. I was looking for any signs that the illness had spread. My white silkie didn't respond when I dropped treats into the coop. She always goes after them. I panicked and grabbed her out of the coop. I held her high in the air to take a good look when I hear a thud on the ground beside me. I look down only to see a broken egg on the floor.
Ya.. learning everyday. I will miss my little diva. I am just terrified that I will lose the whole flock in the next few days.
Lol. Cute story. I'm glad she just had an egg to lay.
I do understand. When one of my chickens get sick I'm worried about the others. Honestly I have only had one at a time go besides the 5 in one day, but that was from Eagles not disease. We went out searching for them and found rings on feathers where they were scooped up. I felt bad and like a horrible chicken owner. But I have a plan now so next nesting year for the Eagles so my flock won't be their snack.
We can't plan for everything but through each thing we can learn and become better at raising our flocks. It's the only silver lining in it. So I focus on what I can do.
You did such a great job taking care of your girl. If you could have saved her you would have, I have no doubt. If you see a chicken acting odd you will notice it more quickly and be able to do more for them. Sometimes we can save them and sadly sometimes we can't but we become a smarter flock owners through it all.