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Went out to close the coop....most of the ladies outside...???....inside coop, Cheetah, Thing, Storm, Twirp. (3 lowest females in pecking order). Why everyone else outside? They (inside) closed the hatch (moved a rock), locking the other girls out. If they (outside) tapped on the door, it would swing open....
Oh, Lozzy. I’m so very sorry. RIP, Charlie.I’m so sad to say that Charlie is dead. I came home this evening and hubby told me he found her dead on the ground. She would have been three in November. Her voice sounded a little different for a day or so and I noticed today I could hear her breathing (through her nostrils, she wasn’t panting). Otherwise she didn’t seem any different. She laid an egg today and squatted for me. We buried her with a sliver of cheese to pay the ferryman and a blueberry for her to snack on for the journey.
I honestly don’t know if I can do this anymore. It’s been nearly a year since we lost Lucy, which it the longest we’ve gone without a death. I’m struggling to do the maintenance required and the meds are making it difficult to care about stuff. I’ll see how I feel in a few days.
As it’s still Monday, I’d like to honour Charlie with Monday Mugshots. RIP my big beautiful bully.
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Agree. You did the right thing. I didn’t realize by “separate,” you meant she’d still be with them. Looking forward to an update after the vet.You had to be able to gather her up this morning. It's easy to feel sad for her but she will make it. You had to be able to gather her without stressing her too much so it was a trade off. She will be back with them soon.
You will doubtless be pleased to read that you have won the impossible competition of coming up with a set of officially approved Shad style chicken names.Maybe they'll end up with names like Fax, Copy, Carbon, Simile?
Yes. I have a 2x3 brooder box built inside the coop part of the Chicken Palace. Can be used for chicks or to isolate (of course not if something contagious is suspected).Agree. You did the right thing. I didn’t realize by “separate,” you meant she’d still be with them. Looking forward to an update after the vet.