My Roo Dude is dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ellie, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I came home from work and all 9 hens ran up as usual. Where was Roo Dude (Rooster). In the pen, by the coop, face down. I shook him and then picked him up and held him. His breast was still warm, but he was getting stiff elsewhere.

    Not a scratch. Nothing. My beautiful Roo, just gone. I just buried him way out in the field.

    What the heck? Maybe he choked on something.... I just had to write to you all who understand. I am crying like a big baby.

    Ellie
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Sorry. Those dumb birds really get into our hearts. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm so sorry, ellie! I'd be crying, too, if it was my Hawkeye or my sweet Suede. [​IMG]
     
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    So very sorry. [​IMG] And it's always so sweet when they greet you when you come home from work.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
     
  6. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so sad.
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    I am so sorry
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Thanks, everyone. He was only 5 1/2 months old. He just showed the girls food for the first time this weekend. Before that, he would take it out of their beaks if it was bread! Silly guy.

    Hey, is this common?

    Gosh, I am so glad you are all here.

    Ellie
     
  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I sure am sorry. It just happens sometimes for no apparent reason. [​IMG]
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    My condolences.
    Maybe he saved the girls from something but his poor heart just couldn't take the scare?

    One of Life's Mysteries.
     
  10. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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