RIP Beautiful Lacy...My First Loss Ever

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by speckledhen, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Found one of my three SL Wyandotte sisters dead beside the house this morning. We locked them up early yesterday due to high winds and rain-Lacy always comes to the shaking scratch can, never have to go find her. We didn't do a good head count, sadly, because of the blowing rain. She was near a dust wallow they used under the deck, very stiff, not a mark on her, completely intact. My Dh wanted to do a necropsy on her and we looked her over well. She had not one single puncture mark, nothing. When we opened her up, we found beautiful healthy organs, future intact egg yolks, no shells, but her abdomen did have a bunch of yolk loose in it. She never showed any signs of illness at all, no hunching, nothing, and I think she had been laying in the last week, albeit thinshelled eggs perhaps. She seemed bright eyed and beautiful as always. We concluded that she was laying internally, if that's the correct term. That yolk was definitely in the wrong place.
    I believe she died yesterday, not during the night, because I never saw her walking around trying to get into the pen with the others like I would expect her to. I just never went to the other side of the house in the storm, so she probably just died over in the dust hole from an egg problem. With all our predators, nothing even chewed on her, thank goodness. That made is easier.
    Lacy was my "Yes Girl". She had a little girl voice and when you talked to her, she'd bob her head and say, 'uh-HUH' in that tiny cute way. She was bossy with the girls at the feeder, but always squatted for a scratch from mom or dad. We'll miss you Lacy.

    Edited it add: Lacy had just turned two years old in January, one of my original flock.

  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I am so sorry for your loss [​IMG] She was a very beautiful girl, [​IMG]
  3. joanc

    joanc Songster

    Apr 26, 2007
    Shafer, MN
    So sorry for your loss. It hurts when any of them die but moreso when it's a favorite. My condolences. [​IMG]
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Sorry to hear about your girl. We have 1 and she is my daughter's favorite hen.
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Sorry for you loss,
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    So sorry you lost your beautiful little girl.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Sorry about Lacy. I've lost plenty over the last 30+ years, but I still hate it when it happens.
  9. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    :aww Aw so sorry Cyn...........she was a beautiful girl.......
  10. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I am so sorry you lost your girl [​IMG]


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