lost my first chicken last night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chdjn, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. chdjn

    chdjn New Egg

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    Nov 18, 2010
    My meekest (bottom of the pecking order out of 10) was found dead yesterday. No sign of injury and perfectly healthy the night before. My 8 month olds still sleep together and not on the roost (I think - based on where the chicken poops are). They like to be together at the corner of the coop. I know as chicks it is possible for one to be smothered at the bottom of a pile but is it possible for the same thing to happen to an 8 month old?
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    It is fairly common that runts die. If I ever lose a chick it is usually a runt. The others may have excluded it out of the group knowing that it had a weakness. Sorry about your loss.
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    [​IMG] Im so sorry [​IMG]
     

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