sad day, bad luck :( and a question..??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ktkoenig6, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ktkoenig6

    ktkoenig6 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2010
    so today our young hen (born March 10, 2010) passed away. i saw all 3 chickens walking around this morning just fine, then a couple hours later she was laying there, cold. [​IMG]

    we really have no idea what happened. there was no sign of trauma, and the others are just fine.
    we have already had a chick die at 5 days old, a little dark brahma, and a young silver spangled hamburg pullet die. we also had a few week old chick (the one that everyone loves, who was indoor for the first 4 months of her life and will be again soon) get very very ill with some mysterious cold thing, having seizures and not eating or drinking for days, very near to death. luckily she had a miraculous recovery, only to disappear a month later (the same time the hamburg died. we think they were attacked) and spend the night sleeping in bushes with a mild wing injury before we found her the next day.
    and this is our first year in a long time raising chickens. it has been somewhat disheartening.


    RIP Marmalade, we love you and will miss your beautiful brown egg each morning. 11-9-2010
    RIP Harley, the craziest, spazziest chicken ever. 5-7-2010
    RIP Fuzz Butt, cute lil chickie chick. 3-6-2010

    edited to ask--is it ok to leave one chicken alone? if i have the one indoor and the other outdoor..will she get lonely? do i have to train her to be indoor too? we probably will not be getting another chick until next spring.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010
  2. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    I am sorry to hear about your hen. [​IMG]
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    O, Honey! [​IMG] I'm so sorry!
  4. tedabug

    tedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Could they be getting poisoned? Might you have high levels of lead or chemicals in your soil? It seems so mysterious!
  5. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    South Carolina
    I would bring in the other too. They do not do well alone, well most don't. My son does have a Sebright that hates chickens but loves people. House chickens are lots of fun.

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