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 Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    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 Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Bangor area, Maine
    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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