This awful heat.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Theda's Mom, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Moscow TN
    It caught up with us. I lost my buff orpington this morning. I let the girls out of the coop into their run as usual, then went back a few hours later to offer them a bunch of bugs I'd collected from the garden. Augusta was laying down, which I didn't think much of immediately because she does love her dust baths. When she didn't respond to my presence, I knew something was wrong. As near as I can figure, she was looking for a way to cool off, dug a hole on the shady and damp side of the run, and somehow got her head trapped under a part of the frame.

    What a terrible and freak accident, and to an extra special, sweet heart of a hen.

    I'll miss her very much.
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Sorry about your girl! [​IMG]
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. [​IMG] I'm so sorry. [​IMG] :aww [​IMG]
  5. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I am so very sorry
  6. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    oh I'm so sorry
  7. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Moscow TN
    Thanks, friends. You know what it means to lose one of feathered family.

    I guess, if there's one positive thing to be taken from this, it's that we must be learning. We haven't lost any of our chickens to the same thing twice.

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