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My chicken died =[

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lady chicken whisperer, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to check on my birds today and my barred rock pullet was laying on her back, dead. I picked her up and noticed something hanging out of her mouth. She choked on a mouse [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow really??? I am so sorry I did not think they would try to eat a mouse, is that common?
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Oh, I'm so sorry. [​IMG]

    I was expecting to see the usual predator type story or illness. [​IMG]
     
  4. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    OH MY GOODNESS! [​IMG] I didnt even think chickens would attempt to eat a mouse!

    I'm so sorry for your loss.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow! I'm so sorry. I've never heard of that happening. [​IMG]
     
  6. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, I watch my chickens eat mice all the time actually. Most of the time it happens when I am cleaning the barn and turn over a mouse nest. The mice run and the chickens go crazy. Theyre quite brutal actually. I am just so suprised that she actually choked on one.....what a horrible way to die.
     
  7. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Wow! That's sad that she passed on.. but what a way to go! She was probably thinking she had the best catch ever! She sounds like he died happy and in action.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:I knew they'd eat baby mice, but didn't know they'd eat a full grown one.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'm sorry you lost your hen. My sympathy.
     
  10. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *update*
    I just pulled the mouse out of her mouth and I think I found the problem. Besides the mouse being a big sucker, I think its head got turned backwards on the way down. So it pretty much clogged her throat up and she couldnt swallow. Ugh
     

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