RIP Ruby...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sgtmom52, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I lost Ruby one of my Olive Eggers over night. I think she was egg bound ~ I just noticed yesterday afternoon that she was standing in a corner with her back hunched and looking uncomfortable. She seemed fine earlier. I brought her into the house and throughout the day and evening gave her 3 warm soaking baths and massages. She seemed to really enjoy them and the blow dry. I could see the egg several times but it just wouldn't come out. She slept in a cage in the laundry room over night and DH talked with her at about 5:30 am, but by 6:00 am she was gone. [​IMG] She went so fast.
    She was hatched on 4/28/10 and was only laying for about a month.

    RIP Ruby....
  2. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    so sorry to hear Ruby passed.

    She looks a very bright entertaining bird.

    It's so exciting when they start laying. I have 2 that are starting right now, and 10 more who will be starting soon.

    Does anyone know of a way to help prevent egg-bound chickens?
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Thanks ~ she was one of my friendliest olive eggers.

    I need to do more research on Egg Bound Hens ~ this is the first one I have ever had.
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    So sorry for your hen. [​IMG] [​IMG] She was a gorgeous girl. [​IMG]
  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    [​IMG] Sorry about Ruby! She was a beautiful girl. [​IMG]
  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I'm so sorry [​IMG] . It sounds like you did everything right in trying to help her out.
  7. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful Ruby. It sounds like you took very good care of her, and I'm sure she knew how much you cared about her. [​IMG]

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