I accidently killed my rooster😥


Premium Feather Member
May 31, 2019
Moore County, NC
I'm so sorry! Maybe his sickness worsened? I know that my birds HATE getting meds via syringe so the stress of that added with an already unwell bird could certainly do that. I thought aspirating would take a bit longer to kill them, but I guess that would depend on how much they aspirated.

Please note that I'm not questioning you, only offering another way to think about it.
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Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Apr 3, 2011
southern Ohio
Sorry for your loss. It is hard to know if he was getting worse, or perhaps was stressed out or had a heart attack. Chickens can choke if their crops are squeezed accidentally as well. You were trying to help him, so do not beat yourself up. I usually recommend giving a few drops or 1/2 ml of liquid medicine at a time, then letting them swallow, and then giving more.


In the Brooder
Aug 25, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. it’s tough when we lose them especially when we are trying everything to help.


Free Ranging
Jul 1, 2020
Small town in Washington
I agree with @LaFleche. You were doing an amazing job with him! You obviously loved him so much to take him to the vet, and pay for antibiotics. Most chicken owners wouldn't even consider taking a chicken to the vet. Don't beat yourself up, I have been there as well. You try everything, and then you either feel like you didn't do enough, or you did something wrong. The important thing is, that you were doing more then everything, and you cared so much for him! There is also a handful of other things it could be, its not you fault. Don't beat yourself up, you will only save more chickens in the future because of him! So sorry for you loss! :hugs


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Premium Feather Member
Jul 30, 2020
Bainbridge Island Washington
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I’m so sorry. I have been in your position of trying our best to save our little friends and still not succeeding, but feeling like there were so many options to prevent it.

Trust me, don’t blame yourself, and thinking about all the things you could have done differently won’t help, it will only make yourself feel worse about something that wasn’t your fault.

Everything’s will be okay, I promise. We are all here to support and help you through this. :hugs

And I know no matter how many times I say it, it will never reach the level of pain you feel, but I am so so sorry for your loss.

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