Shocking chicken death... R.I.P dear Flash, we will miss you...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Scoop, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I still can't believe I witnessed the horrible choking death of a perfectly healthy chicken! I had let my hens out to free range for like 45 minutes before dark last night and all was fine... I tidyed up the coop, put in fresh water and feed and then wandered around the yard to watch them in all their glory. Then I headed over to my house to fill up a gallon jug full of water for tomorrow. Our hose is under our deck so I was under there using the faucet and saw Flash there eating grass and some small weeds. The hens all like this spot for some reason. I said to her, "Hey Flashy, what are you doing here all by yourself?" So she's pecking at the ground and eating, she was like 4 ft. away. My jug had filled and I turned and came out from under the deck and set the jug on the bottom step. (I had walked like maybe 8 ft away!) All of a sudden she came running in my direction and was flapping her wings wildly and I thought, " What the heck?!" I noticed she was gasping for air and she fell over in like 15 seconds! I quickly tried to do the heimlick manouver and also tried to "massage" out whatever it was that was in her airway. She was flapping so wildly I wouldn't have been able to get her mouth open. Anyway, she died in moments, there wasn't anything I could do. I am still in shock and miffed about what she got in her. I put my finger down her throat as far as I could and didn't feel anything, I also tried a stick as I don't have long tweezers. I didn't want to do an autopsy on her, I couldn't have brought myself to cut her open. I searched the area for clues, I mean, I know right where she was, and didn't see anything unusual. What a freak accident! I hope nobody else experiences this!

    This is her with her chicks just weeks ago. She was a sweet mom.

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    And this was just last week when she was with part of the gang.

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    She sure was a beauty, a mottled java.

    Rest in peace Flash. [​IMG]
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    That's awful. I'm so sorry you lost her, she was lovely. [​IMG]
     
  3. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is terrible. Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    so sorry you lost her. very beautiful bird! [​IMG]
     
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] So sorry for your terrible loss. She was such a pretty girl. [​IMG]
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I am SO sorry- there wasn't some quick acting poisonous thing there maybe? She was a pretty, pretty girl!
     
  7. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Sounds horrible for you both. [​IMG] Perhaps she swallowed a bee and it stung her in the crop?
     
  8. xxleandraxx

    xxleandraxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg thats awful sooo sorry ((hugs)) she was a gorgeous lady x
     
  9. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry for the loss of a sweet chicken. The first thing that came to my mind was a bee sting? Just like emys was suggesting.
     
  10. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I am so so sorry, that is a horrible experience. She was lovely!
     

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