My family has our first flock of chickens. We had 6 hens that we raised since April of this year. Yesterday (Thanksgiving morning), our sweet Vanilla was killed. A cement bird bath top came off and crushed her. This is our first loss and I am heartbroken. It was just so unexpected and I feel so bad that I didn't see the danger to the chickens. Thankfully, I found her before the kids saw and got the birdbath off of her, etc. I was so hoping she would somehow be okay. I just can't get the image out of my head....it scares me how much I am saddened by this. I have to do this again 5 times!! The kids and I spent the morning digging her grave, and saying goodbye. I knew some of the people here would understand, thanks so much for listening! I am uploading a picture of Vanilla from last month.