Soooo sad! lost a hen today! :'(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by raimnel, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. raimnel

    raimnel Songster

    I went to the coop this morning and found her half dead. she died in my arms 5 mins later. [​IMG] I believe cause an egg broke inside of her.
    Any one know what the signs are that a hen has an egg stuck? she was fine yesterday as far as I know.

  2. linben

    linben Songster

    Apr 5, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I am so sorry for your loss. I dont' know the answer to your question.
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I am so sorry -- I know you must be devastated. I don't know the answer to your question. I have seen other posts on here about hens sitting several times without laying as being a warning sign -- but that's also the beginning of a hen going broody. I am not sure I've seen a sure fire cure.

    My best to you and so sorry about your hen,
  4. So very sorry for your loss. I don't know the answer either but I've lost two hens to unknown causes and I know how disturbing it is not to be able to help them. For whatever reason, chickens seem to be more fragile than we expect them to be.

  5. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    [​IMG] I'm so very sorry for your loss.
  6. Princess Poppycock

    Princess Poppycock In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2010
    I know I'm no help, but I also wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.
  7. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    [​IMG] So sorry to hear.Sometime's We lose one and never know what happened.Huggzzz for you and your hen and soooo sorry.

  8. Adora

    Adora Chirping

    Aug 27, 2010
    Southeast NC
    I'm sorry for you loss. I know how upsetting it can be when you lose one of your girls.
  9. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    sorry. it hurts worse than we think it should. But don't worry about that, we have all lost a sweetie chick and have been all [​IMG] about it. It takes a while. she may only have been a chicken, but she was YOUR chicken.
    go ahead and cry. it's okay.

  10. I, too, have nothing to share by way of reasons for the death.
    But I also wanted to send my deepest sympathy, and a [​IMG]
    Blessings of comfort, friend

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