- Mar 30, 2012
Today my son opened up the coop door and bam there was a dead chicken There are no signs of a fight or illness! Yesterday they all seemed fine today one is dead. I don't get it! I had one die on me when they were very little babies(around 2 weeks old they are now around 9-10 weeks) and since then they all have been healthy and growing just fine. I feel like such a horrible chicken mom. I have had some many other animals and have never had them die on me like this Does this happen a lot or is it "normal" to loose them randomly? I have a few friends that got a bunch of chickens and never lost a single one. We started out with 15, lost one and found out one is a rooster. Now we are down to 12 chickens and one roo. I'm just worried that this will keep happening.