Chicken fell off roost and died :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dove1B, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Dove1B

    Dove1B Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2013
    My poor Stripe fell off the roost and broke her neck last night :( I feel so bad, they've been roosting on the small ledge super high up next to the wall of the coop instead of the roost we built. I was going to build a real roost up high to make it safer but I was too late. :( I didn't think I'd be this sad about a chicken! I really hope it was instant and she never knew what happened, and she was content from a long day of free ranging and pecking at corn cobs.. :(
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Sorry for your loss. Don't beat yourself up. I have many roosts for my 70 birds, and my younger chickens will always try to roost on the shelves of the walls. She may have just died in her sleep of other problems and fell off the roost. Many chickens will die of no apparent cause in the first year.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2013

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