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Lost my first hen to unknown causes :-(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MeepMeeps, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. MeepMeeps

    MeepMeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today we lost our first pet chicken, a GLW named Bradley Cooper. She was a sweet beautiful girl. My husband found her under the truck, belly side up. She was still warm. No signs of attack or illness. I am wondering if our roo chased her and she either had a heart attack? Or hit her head on the truck while running under it? I don't know. we are sad of this sudden loss but we gave her a really good life where she roamed and explored with her sisters most of her days. She is featured on the BYC Calendar, 2016, June. I picture her in a sunny green pasture in chicken heaven! Sorry Bradley that you didn't make it to 1 year old. [​IMG]
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Poor Bradley, she sounds like a sweet girl. I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
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  3. MeepMeeps

    MeepMeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you n f c.
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    oh I'm so so sorry. :( I just lost one of my 3 year old silkies and it's devastating! My girl went broody and passed away on her eggs. it was heartbreaking having to lift her off her eggs. I will never forget it. so awful. :( I was so attached to her. when she passed her sister started screaming really loud and I went to see what was wrong and found her. Her sister was absolutely devistated! so heartbreaking.. I know how you feel. BIG HUG FOR YOU ((())))
     
  5. MeepMeeps

    MeepMeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Realsis. A big hug for you too, so sorry about your silky! What a sad story, I'm sorry.
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Hens are known to lay in some strange places. I had one who started setting under the hood of a seldom used pickup truck. When my everyday truck was in the shop I went to the bank to make a deposit in my backup pickup. The hen bailed out while I was waiting in the drive through teller line. There are a lot of moving things including fan belts etc under the hood of a motor vehicle that can do in a hen. The hen in question avoided recapture until she went to setting again than it was a simple matter to pick her up from her new nest in the bank's shrubby.
     
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  7. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I always try to write in an entertaining style but I swear it is a true story. Although it happened 20 something years ago. I do think that your hen either got clobbered by a moving piece of machinery (like the fan blades) or else she may of got caught in a pinch point between a belt and a pulley.
     

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