- Jun 21, 2009
I had 2 chickens that I raised from babies. I got them this past Easter so they are still young. They normally don't like to be picked up and try to avoid me thinking I'm going to do so. Yesterday I let them out in the morning to free range like I always do when I'm home. They both were acting normal, eating, drinking, chasing bugs etc. Toward the evening I noticed 1 sitting and wasn't caring if I picked it up. I picked it up and it was breathing heavy and kept wanting to close her eyes and would let me do anything with her without care, even laying her in my arms on her back like a baby. She looked totaly fine other than what I mentioned. This morning she was dead. What happened! Now I'm worried about the other 1 because she was closer to the 1 that died than the dead 1 was close to her. The 1 that died was black with white specks, don't know the breed. This is a very sad fathers day for me and would appreciate any input on the death and what to do about the 1 that is alone now.