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My Roo Dude is dead

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

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    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.

  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Sorry. Those dumb birds really get into our hearts. [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

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

    McGoo Songster

    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

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
  6. karri25

    karri25 Songster

    Feb 5, 2007
    That is so sad.
    I am so sorry
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    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.

  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    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

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    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 Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

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