My 12 week old Buff O. died last night- what to do next?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grammy, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. grammy

    grammy Hatching

    Apr 18, 2007
    I only have two chickens because of city code and my Buff Orpington died last night for no apparent reason. She was fine when we tucked her in her "chick loft" and was dead by morning. My concern now is my other chicken, Lucy. She is beside herself and lonely. I'm planning to get new chicks tomorrow but they will be only a few days old and will need to grow awhile before I can put them in the coop with Lucy. (I may buy 2 more in case of another death.) Will Lucy be okay being alone for all that time? Should I look for older pullets? I wanted tame birds for my grandchildren so I am thinking I should get babies again. My Buff, Clara, was so sweet and it is such a loss to be without her. I would love any advice anyone can give. Thank you.
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    You should look for another Buff. my two are the friendliest of all of my chicks. You should look into all the farms near you. You can also look for a vet in your area that cares for farm animals and they might be able to help you find someone who can help you get lucy a buddy. Good luck Grammy!
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2007

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