Lost a hen this weekend. :(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by unaspenser, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. unaspenser

    unaspenser Chirping

    Jul 15, 2009
    Southwest Idaho
    We lost one of our wyandotte/leghorn cross hens on Sunday and I still have no idea why! She was fine and frisky in the morning when we fed them, but when I came out around 1 to let the girls out for a rummage in the garden she was lying in the run, already stiff! No signs of injury, she wasn't egg-bound that I could tell (no hard lumps, etc. though her vent did look a bit distended), and had been laying and acting healthy before that. I've been keeping a close eye on my other girls but nobody seems to be showing any signs of something wrong. Mostly I'm just sad and stunned! She wasn't even quite one year old and she was such a pleasant, sweet, friendly girl and a great layer. [​IMG]
  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Songster

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    SRRY to hear that [​IMG] Maybe she was sick or had a cold?!?!?!
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    So sorry about your loss. I dread the day I loose one of my Hens. Good luck to you.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  4. unaspenser

    unaspenser Chirping

    Jul 15, 2009
    Southwest Idaho
    Thanks guys. [​IMG] I don't know if she had a cold. I didn't notice any symptoms of illness at all.
  5. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    So sad....fine one minute and gone the next. [​IMG]
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have had one pass like this. I believe she had a heart attack. She was fine and frisky when I let them out of the coop, hour later went to let them out of the run and she was laying like she was sunning herself.........but she was gone.

    While it really hurt that she was gone, in a way I was relieved that it was so quick for her............not something long and drawn out.

    [​IMG] for you.

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