Lost a RIR hen today

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster-red, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Lost one of my dark RIR hens today.
    She had been having laying issues and became an internal layer.
    She is the one in the back in this pic.

    RIP Crimson

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, no! I'm so sorry, Lee. Scared me when I saw that-is Scarlett doing okay? These issues seem to be coming up at about two years old alot. How old was Crimson?
     
  3. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear that you lost your sweet hen, Crimson. May she rest in peace!
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Scarlett is doing fine, she and my 1 hatchery RIR are best buddies even though Scarlett is much bigger.

    Crimson was the one who looked very much like Scarlett.

    She was 2 yrs old... What is up with this?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have no idea for sure, Lee, but it just seems lots of people are having their birds get all "gunked up" with their egglaying apparatus at this age. I just wonder if it has to do with breeding for egg production and breeding out all the broody tendencies, which gave their bodies rest during those times.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sorry for your loss, RR. [​IMG]
     
  7. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    Sorry you lost one RR.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The only other loss to illness I've ever had was her sister, who had a heart attack the day I brought them home.

    I had just told DW that I thought I needed to put Crimson down, and she just closed her eyes, went limp and died right in my arms tonight. In a way I'm glad I didn't have to put her down. I don't have any trouble doing it when it needs to be done, but afterward is always bad for me.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At least she died in your arms, knowing love and care, just like my Lorelei did.
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Yeah, guess we should all be that lucky.
     

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