R.I.P. little roo

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenannie, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    He didn't make it, and died yesterday. I had him in my house for 10 days and was treating him with meds etc but he didn't make it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    He was a Buff Orpington, born here this summer. He was about 4 months old. I feel very sad about it. I feel like a terrible chicken-mum. I thought he would pull through but he didn't.
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I'm so very sorry [​IMG]

    What ailed your little roo? Sounds like you really tried [​IMG]

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry for your loss. One of my four young hens died yesterday on Christmas and I also feel like a chicken-mom failure. [​IMG]
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I's so sorry [​IMG]
  5. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I am sorry for your loss![​IMG]
  6. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Do you know the causes? [​IMG]
  7. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Sadly, I discovered he had roundworms, but too late. I had separated him from the others and wormed him, and he got rid of many worms (sorry to be gross), and then seemed to get better for a few days, and then he deteriorated again despite my treatment and nutritional supports. I have since wormed my entire flock, and plan to do so again in 6 weeks. I will also be keeping quite a close check on the rest of my flock from here on out. Hopefully others can learn from my unfortunate experience. I feel terrible about it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    You did the best you could. [​IMG]
  9. little horse

    little horse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2008
    centerville texas
    i am soooooo sorry:
  10. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] I am so sorry for your loss [​IMG] [​IMG]

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