RIP CC Deville : My Polish Rooster that we thought at first was a hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristyAz, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My gosh you guys, I came home today and he was dead! He didn't look injured and everyone else seems fine. He was inside the coop and partially buried with shavings. No predator can get in my coop or run.

    I am wondering if he swallowed rocks and it killed him. He sure didn't look or act sick yesterday. BUT this morning, before the sun came up when I opened their door, he wasn't on the roost, he was standing on the floor of the coop. I really didn't think anything of it.

    I don't know what happened to him.

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  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I'm sorry for your lost! [​IMG] He looks really beautiful in that pic.
     
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  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, sometimes they choke or have little chicken heart attacks or something. He sure was handsome. I know it's one thing if they have symptoms maybe you can do something about it but when it's sudden like that, what can you do? I guess you could have him necropsied or you could do it. Had you ever treated them for worms?
     
  4. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful roo.
     
  5. tcscivic12

    tcscivic12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the loss.
     
  6. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry
     
  7. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, thank you everyone. [​IMG]
     
  8. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh iam sorry.....just want to say iam really sorry
    Maybe heart attack..I just don't know
     
  9. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. I lost my first Polish cockerel the same way. He was fine one day. The next morning I came out to let everyone out he was on the roost. 2 hours later when I checked for eggs he was curled up in a nest box gone. No idea what happened.

    I feel for you![​IMG]
     
  10. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    I followed your original thread, and thought the little girl/roo was dapper and sweet. I know well the shock and grief finding your roo suddenly dead. Last year my two-year old Wyandotte Stan fell off his perch and died from, I'm guessing, a heart attack. Some chickens have heart defects, and you'll find them dead for no apparent reason. You have my condolences. Be reassured it was nothing you did.
     

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