1. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 3, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    My Bantam Roo(george) was outside by himself for week and he stopped eating.I brought him inside and put him with my other roo and hen.They got along well,but he stopped crowing and still wouldn't eat.This morning I went to feed them and George couln't even hold his head up,so I started giving him pedialite with the eyedropper.I thought he was getting better but he just died a few minutes ago.
    Can anyone tell me if they can get depressed and die from loneliness or maybe it was something else?
  2. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    He didn't drink water either? Maybe he ate something that was poisiness.
  3. Pull what?

    Pull what? Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    Olympia, WA
    Sorry you lost your little roo.
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
  5. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Quote:Chickens can be attached to certain other chickens, they will often have strong preferences for who they hang out with- usually who they were raised with. Put into a new environment, they may eat/drink a little less due to stress, but die from loneliness? I do not think so. Whatever made him stop eating is probably what made him die. There are many things that can make them sick- usually they have some symptoms besides lack of appetite (upper respiratory signs, diarrhea, ect). If you provide more info on him (such as age, diet, general condition, vaccine and deworming history, where he came from, how long you have had him, other recent flock problems ect) someone here may be able to give you more advice.

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