This awful heat.

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

  1. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  4. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Theda's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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