Old age?

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  1. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my little Buff Orpington bantam, dodger (not Roger) we named him that because he was a tiny version of Roger, passed away yesterday, I think it was old age, I got him in November. The guy I got him off of said he was old and I bought him for a dollar. He has been slowing down lately and hasn't been able to get on the roost, I put him on it the night he died and he just kept falling off so I set him on the ground, I found him the next morning dead :( ,I have only had chickens for a year last week so I don't know what an old chicken acts like, any ideas?
     
  2. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was him before he started slowing down
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, sorry :( It's hard to know without a necropsy. He could have had fatty liver, calcium overload, cancer, heart trouble, gout,, who knows. [​IMG]
     
  5. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He loved to cuddle and sit on my shoulder
     
  6. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. He looks like a lovely guy.
     
  7. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was a lovely guy, he never crowed though
     

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