I lost one of my girls today. WHY?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoneCowboy, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I've been outside all day long working in the garage and I've checked on the chickens dozens of time. All was well. Then I heard a ruckus and thougth, there must be an egg. Well sure enough, there was an egg. However, under the nest box sprawled out was one of my SLW girls dead. I picked up her little lifeless body and noticed that her vent was all bloody. What happened? There was no blood on the egg. No blood anywhere else. They were all fine just a little bit before that, nobody acting weird. What could have killed her that fast? I'm really upset.
  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    [​IMG] got me. sorry for ur loss.
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It's one of those things that just happens. I've lost two leghorns and a RIR just dead on the nest like that. Don't take it too hard because there's not much you can do about it.
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I'm sure sorry. It seems like these things happen way too often with our fragile chickens. Every day when I open the coop door, I half expect to have lost one during the night...so far I haven't but I know it will happen. Don't blame yourself it sure sounds like one of those unexplained things that just happens. :aww
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I'm with Silkie...sometimes there is just something wrong on the insides of them that we can't figure out....sorry you lost her.....
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm sorry about the girl, Deniece. I know my day is coming to lose one, but I'm sure not looking forward to it. [​IMG]
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    sorry about what happened. There was nothing you could have done. My thoughts are with you.-karen
  10. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    So Sorry about your loss. My first was last week. I never figured out why either. Again sorry that you lost her. Steph

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