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....
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  2. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!◊

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

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry about Ruby! She was a beautiful girl. [​IMG]
     
  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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