One of my Isa Browns died :(

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Miffny, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Miffny

    Miffny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I had 2 Isa Browns nearly 3 years I bought them both at the same time Henny & Penny .Henny has been to the vet with an egg stuck...she recovered & Penny had egg peritonitis the vet could not save her so she was euthanized yesterday & I am gutted I loved her so but worse is poor Henny is wandering about the yard clucking and very sad indeed looking for her friend . I will never get Isa's again as the vet (avian vet Anne Fowler ) and the normal vet have all told me these gorgeous chooks once they stop laying almost always get ill or just die & as I was not that informed before it was my stupid fault .

    I am after a friend or 2 for dear Henny and not wanting a chook that will be at the vets all the time with egg problems to the extent my poor Isa's have had it's heart breaking .

    I have been told Silkies or Sebrights are good chooks to buy but I am in Adelaide SA and have no idea where to get some feathered friends from can anyone please help & please some advice on sturdy longer living chooks please .
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  3. Miffny

    Miffny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much I will re-post this in the Australian thread . Yes I was very attached to Miss Penny she was my chicky I cuddled her all the time I ma very sad but it's part of life & she gave me almost 3 amazing years .I am grateful to have had her .
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Best of luck to you in finding a companion or two for your other girl. I'm sure she's feeling the loss of her flock-mate too.

    We are very fortunate when we have a special little animal in our lives. We might not get to keep them for long, but they do enrich our lives even for a short time.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so sorry about your loss. [​IMG] Like the previous poster said, let's hope you find a nice companion for your other lonely girl.
     
  6. Miffny

    Miffny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much & yes they do enrich and touch our lives even if for a short time
    Thank you so much .
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Very sorry to hear of your loss.
     
  8. Miffny

    Miffny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much theoldchick x
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss. I think cochins are a hardy breed and docile as well. I wouldn't recommend silkies only because they go "broody" (want to hatch eggs) often and it can be hard to break them. They are also not a very robust breed. I do think Black Australorps have a very good reputation. The high production sex links etc. tend to put out a lot of eggs the first two years then drop off a lot- they also tend to have female problems .
     
  10. Miffny

    Miffny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much I miss Penny terribly .The new Welsummers are eating a bit from my hand but sooo flighty . I had not heard of CochinsI will look into it. Yes its awful the hybrids get so many female problems poor loves it was never a prerequisite to get a chook that laid a zillion eggs totally my fault I should've looked into the breeds a lot better .
     

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