Death by Dustbathing

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by meetthebubus, May 20, 2017.

  1. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    197
    126
    Mar 28, 2017
    I had another hen pass away this week just two weeks after the first one.

    Her name was Rosa, she was a sweetie, she died in a freak accident I was so sad and angry to find her because it was so senseless as to how and why it happened. rosa2.JPG
    here is a pic of her, i'll update the thread with a video link dedicated to Rosa.

    thanks in advanced to all who reply. :)
     
  2. Tazbeaux

    Tazbeaux Chillin' With My Peeps

    120
    20
    75
    Feb 23, 2014
    Southern Louisiana
    Sorry for your losses, she was a pretty girl. I lost 3 girls this spring that were a little under 3 years old. It was heart breaking.
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    2,151
    367
    196
    Feb 15, 2017
    Texas
    How and why?
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,747
    5,380
    576
    May 11, 2010
    How sad. Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Chillin' With My Peeps

    298
    197
    126
    Mar 28, 2017



    she was dustbathing and got herself tangles in the roots in a weird way, you know how they move themselves while bathing? well she got her self tangles up it looks like it was strangulation she must of dug up the root while digging around
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    2,151
    367
    196
    Feb 15, 2017
    Texas
    That is very strange. I'm sorry to hear that?
     
  7. Popcorning

    Popcorning New Egg

    5
    2
    7
    May 21, 2017
    I'm sorry to hear this it seems like a waste of such a beautiful life. I have encouraged my chickens to dust bathe away from the fence because I was afraid one might get tangled up, though I never have actually heard of it happening till now. I dumped a big pile of sand in the middle of my run for mine to dust bathe and they love it, although they end up eating a lot of it as grit. maybe you might want to try this or try blocking this spot to prevent this occurrence again? good luck
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    5,755
    705
    306
    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    I'm so sorry for your loss! :hugs
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
  9. ChassiNoir

    ChassiNoir Out Of The Brooder

    11
    5
    29
    May 21, 2017
    North Canton, OH
    My Coop
    I am so very sorry for your loss :(
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by