Bummer Lost one of my 7 month old New Hampshire hens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jessiewoodard57, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My New Hamshires were hatchery chicks that I bought 7 months ago. I trimmed the 26 chicks down to 10 hens and 1 roo. A few of the hens just started laying (only 3 at the moment). Last night I went out to check on my resent hatch which I have put into a brooder located on a wall in the New Hampshire's coop. I found one of my hens under a roost dead. [​IMG] . She had no marks on her and None of my chickens have shown any signs of sickness so it makes me wonder if she could have had a problem with an egg breaking inside her. Its just a bummer to lose a hen that was just about to lay!!
     
  2. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had it happen too in the past, bummer. I always end up thinking, I should of kept more of those hens I gave away.......
     

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