In the Brooder
- May 30, 2017
this morning when I went out to open the coop to let the silkies out they wouldn't come outside. So I went into their coop and found our littlest girl curled up in her nest and she had passed away. our flock is really small (1 rooster, 3 hens - 1 of which is separated with her 3 month old chicks) plus 2 year old peacocks. They've all been raised together and have a very large run (120'x50'). The little girl that passed this morning had been plucking her feathers out and we had been using the "peck no-more" product from tractor supply ... we had put it on her bald spots 3x over 3 weeks. My heart is broken over the loss of her! Yesterday I watched the roo make her a nest- the same one I found her in this morning. Does anyone know what may have happened to her or have any words of advise so I know what signs to look for? I'm new to this- these are my first chickens and I have had them just under a year. Thank you for taking the time to rad this!