Lost Holly

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

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    My sweet Holly, the first ever chick I hatched died some time in the night. She laid on the floor head curled to her chest with her legs spread out behind her and eyes half-open. There is no frostbite, no way was she egg-bound, no signs of parasites or anything, no puncuture wounds or feathers to suggest a predator. She was on the roost alone, her buddy Bonnie is broody and has been sleeping in the nest box and the 4 silkies and cochins are on the floor not knowing how to roost yet. It only got to 27 last night not really that cold but I guess if she was on the roost alone even with the other chickens in the rather small coop she could have died from the cold.

    Here she is:

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2007
  2. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry, what a pretty girl. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2007
  3. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    That's too bad. She was very pretty.
  4. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    So So Sorry Corey - You are such a good pet owner.

    SHELLY Songster

    May 7, 2007
    Southwest Missouri
    I'm so sorry. How old as she?
  6. ChickieDee

    ChickieDee Songster

    Apr 21, 2007
    North Central PA
    Oh how sad. She was a beauty. I had one die for no apparent reason during the summer. Never did figure it out. None of the others seem affected by anything that might be contagious. I really didn't think it was from being cold.
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh she was so pretty and I'm sorry to hear you lost her
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Oh, no! So sorry, Corey! [​IMG]
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ

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