my black tailed white japanese hen died

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tiki244, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    just like that. Her and the rooster always sleep cuddled up at night so when I looked at them last night they looked ok and this morning I went in there and she was dead. [​IMG]

    Her name was Skittles.

    She has been laying a lot of eggs lately too. I dont know what was wrong.
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    This is sad news, so sorry for your loss.
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    She was such a good hen-now I am blaming myself

    I cant even bury her because the ground is frozen-what am I going to do with her?

    can I cremate her? How?
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    [​IMG] an idea would be to put your girl in a cardboard box and um..cremate her. i am so sorry for your loss. sometimes you never know...
  5. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I'm so sorry. :aww
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Thanks Guys How would I do that(cremate)?

    start a fire in the backyard and put her on top in box?

    I dont want to through her away

    Her rooster is calling for her
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2008
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    First I want to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss.........sometimes we never know why.......sad for you [​IMG]
    and 2nd....yes a box on a fire will work........ be sure to have a hose handy,even in snow and ice like weather....... :aww
  8. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    sorry tiki,
  9. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
  10. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Do you have a deep freezer? That's another option; we did that with my daughter's pet frog and also a hamster; both died in the winter. Just wrapped em up in a plastic bag, stuck em in a shoebox and put em on the bottom shelf...sorry for your loss, we had one die this winter too and were lucky enough to find some softer ground that wasn't totally frozen, inour woods. If you do the deep freeze thing and bury her later, remember not to bury her too close to where you keep the others; I mean, at least 50 yards awayand preferably more. Burying them too close to the rest can start other potential problems with possible spread of disease or attracting predators.

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