Lost our first bird. :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggsited chickens, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Songster

    May 15, 2009
    SW Michigan
    Well, the time has come... Out of 34 chickens we received back in April, one has died. Sunday I noticed she would stand in a corner and just move slow. Her comb flopped over too. Her poo was runny white/yellow...there was no form to it. She slowed down on eating over the last couple days. I had her in a coop by herself since Tuesday, and you could tell each day she was getting worse. She wouldn't eat last night, and today she wouldn't drink either.

    Her vent was constantly going when she was alive, which i have read that it could be a sign of 'eggbound', but I didn't feel anything. Maybe I didn't go in far enough?

    Poor girl, I know we were fortunate only to loose one, but it's still hard especially when you see her struggling.


  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] So sorry! I hate reading these posts, because I know it's a fact of life I'll have to go through eventually. But it helps to know there are others out there who understand the sadness...
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009

    I am sorry for your loss

  4. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Songster

    Sep 28, 2009
    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my 1st sweet Opal last August. I am still sad.
  5. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    Sad news- I am so sorry. [​IMG]
  6. Country4ever

    Country4ever Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    So sorry for your loss. Its hard to lose any of them.
    Sometimes, things just happen.
    The thing with chickens (and most animals) is that they know they will be picked on if they show any signs of illness. So we don't usually notice there's a problem until the illness is advanced.
    Good luck with the rest of your flock.

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