Why did Lovey die?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bama chick, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Bama chick

    Bama chick In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2007
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Last night I lost Lovey. Tuesday night I moved them to the coop in the garage because we were getting our share of the Alberta Clipper. The garage stays around 40 - 55 degrees. Tuesday night and Wednesday she was fine. No wheezing, gurgling, discharge or strange behavior. She was acting just fine. They eat crumbles, scratch, yogurt and lettuce. I use vinegar, Avicharge and vet-rx. (Not all at once.) Thursday afternoon when I checked on them, Lovey was sitting on the floor of the coop with her wings, head and tail hanging down. I held her, petted her and talked to her but within a few hours she was dead. I have had this flock for about 3 years and they were all adopted so I don't have any idea how old they are. The rest of her gang are doing fine. I feel responsible for her but I was just lost at what to do. She went so fast. Does anyone have any ideas?
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    Sorry about your loss. It has been my experience that some times a chicken dies for reasons unknown, don't blame yourself, just keep an eye on the others.
  3. [​IMG] So sorry for your loss. I agree with Eastins Eggs. Just keep an eye on the others and watch for any symptoms of illness.
  4. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Sorry for your loss.

    3 years is actually an old chicken. She had a great life and was well taken care of. I am feeling guiltly, our chickens are in the coop with sub zero temps, no heaters.

    Keep up the great job with the rest of the flock.
  5. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    So sorry about your chicken.
    Sometimes they just die. She was warm and well fed, so perhaps it was just her time.
  6. Bama chick

    Bama chick In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2007
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Thank you all for the kind words. 24 hours later and I'm still crying. I want to be a good chicken owner. I'd hate to think she died because of a mistake I made. She was a great chicken and will be missed.

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