Bertha Died Today

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jibjab, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. jibjab

    jibjab New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Nov 19, 2011
    My 10-11 year old black Astrolarp hen died today. She had been sick for several months. I posted about this earlier. But I never could determine what was wrong with her. Her crop was big and squishy even when she ate something. It was like the food was turning into liquid in her crop. She was on the hearth this afternoon breathing heavily. Went to check on her and she had vomited the contents of her crop.....all liquid and was dead. Though I knew she was going to die, I am heartbroken.
     
  2. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    793
    4
    121
    Apr 22, 2011
    West Coast USA
    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    463
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    727
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    So sorry for your loss [​IMG] if she lived to be 10-11 years old, you must've taken very good care of her!
     
  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

    752
    3
    131
    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    I am very sorry. It's hard to lose one of our flock, even when it is expected. [​IMG] I have a hen who is in a hard molt right now, not eating well and losing weight. I am afraid to open the coop in the morning and come home from work at the end of the day, for fear I will find her dead. I would be devastated. Best of luck to you.
     
  6. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

    5,876
    29
    233
    Nov 22, 2011
    Central Virginia
    Oh my gosh i am sorry [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] she is waiting for you at the rainbow bridge and she ain't suffering anymore
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 29, 2011
  7. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,215
    22
    161
    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    sorry, it must be tough after having her soooo many years. You are lucky she lived to be so old. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    7,738
    95
    321
    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,741
    5,363
    576
    May 11, 2010
    Sorry for your loss.
     
  10. jibjab

    jibjab New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Nov 19, 2011
    Thank you all for your kind words. It's been amazing to find this community that loves chickens as much as I do and understands my loss. Thank you again.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by