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Mysterious Death...lost my RIR :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cluckychick, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Went to let my chickens out this morning and check on them, opened the big door to the coop and stepped in and found my RIR laying on the floor between the nest boxes. I'm at a total loss as to why or how she died.[​IMG] Her neck was turned down and like tucked under her. I'm thinking maybe the roosters chased her and she flew into the wall or something of a freakish nature such as this occured. I have to many roosters and really need advice on what to do with them. One is a polish and the others are bantams. I have listed on craigslist trying to rehome them for free but noone wants my roosters. [​IMG]
    I am taking them to an auction in two weeks if I can't find homes for them.

    She was healthy last night when they were put away. No visible signs of anything like illness or predator or any sort and all the chickens are healthy.
  2. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    windsor, missouri
    sorry to hear about your hen, about a month ago i lost a rooster who flew off the roosts into the walls, he died a day later and didnt even show any signs of physical injurys previous, but im sure thats what caused it on him, also the weather here in missouri has been up and down, its crazy, not sure if that could cause a major impact, maybe someone else will chime in, where you located in missouri? i may be interested in your roosters, im out by truman lake, south of kc also
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    So sorry for your loss!

    I'm not sure what kind of response you'll get, but there's a site for Lawrence chicken folks here: http://www.lawrencechickenfarmers.org/ and maybe someone can help you out by adopting a few. Not all of the keepers there are in city, so maybe someone can have a roo or 2.

    Best of luck!
  4. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG] I had the same problem a few weeks ago, trying to find homes for a few extra banty roos. I just kept deleting old post and reposting until someone finally wanted them. I would posting in the where am i where are you and see if there is a MO thread, I believe I have seen one.

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