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Sad Day

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dwa, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. dwa

    dwa Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2007
    Our beautiful Bantam (wheaton) hen "Weezie" died this afternoon. She was nearly three and had been in very good health. We're not sure what happened. Started acting less-than-perky on Monday. Revived a bit on Tues-Thursday. She never stopped eating or drinking. My wife and I raised her from a couple of days old, along with "Thelma" a Silver Duck Wing Banty rooster. I think she may have eaten some rat poison. I just don't know. The rooster is showing no signs of ill health. I'm wondering how he will act now that his companion is gone. Will he become aggressive? Any suggestions, ideas. I can't begin to describe how bad we feel.

  2. I'm so sorry! I can imagine the loss you are feeling.
    Is Thelma the only chicken (roo) you have now?

  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    dwa, sorry for the loss.
    I think lonesome is what will happen. Please use caution with anything your flock can peck at, cause that's what they do.

    Everyone learns from mistakes, that's the way we all learn.

    I suggest you get a buddy for the only one, if that is the case.

    Chickens are a flock bird and do much better in numbers, that is why we all have so many.

    Good Luck, bigzio
  4. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England

    If it was rat poison then you would be seeing blood coming from various holes, like the nostrils, beak and vent.
  5. Mr.Dad

    Mr.Dad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2007
    North Jersey
    Sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG]........
  6. cindydj

    cindydj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2007
    So Sorry I think you need to get the one left alone a new buddy....

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