lost my first chicken last night

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

  1. chdjn

    chdjn New Egg

    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
    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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