Do birds know when others are dying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovethepeep, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. lovethepeep

    lovethepeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 3, 2008
    I have a 8 week old sickly bird, who will not stand straight, always leans to one side. Can't access food or water, so my boys and I have been treating her like a handicapped family member and helping her to her food and water...she's still living so far. The past two nights, instead of roosting, two of our other birds have laid with her in the shavings below. I wonder if they know she might not make it much longer? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I think animals do know sometimes when other animals are not well. How is the bird doing now?
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Awwww, Sorry about your chickie !!!!! I think they know !!!!! I have a pair of hens that I got together at an auction months ago, They are older and I knew that when getting them.... Well, one of the hens has been sickly/old for a while now (stands there and looks half dead) I dont think she is suffering and I dont have the heart to have hubby cull her, her hen friend sits next to her all day and keeps her company !!!!! Also will defend her if anyone tryes to get smart with her.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I think so.
     

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