Why did my silkie die suddenly?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blondiechic, May 24, 2012.

  1. Blondiechic

    Blondiechic Chirping

    Feb 1, 2012
    I have two silkies and I just love them. Yesterday the garden man came and mowed our back garden (they have a house and run in there), usually they put themselves in their house in disgust. I looked, saw Fizzy and assumed Coco was next to her; they are always together - until later in the afternoon when I found Coco on the outside of their run. I have NO idea how she managed that, but was relieved to see the big girls had accepted her. I gave her a cuddle and she complained about her day and I put her back in her run - she took herself off to bed - about half an hour earlier than usual, I put that down to the trauma.
    This morning much to my utmost horror when I went out to let them out she had left her bed and was dead on the floor of her house. I have no idea what happened - could it have been the stress of her adventure? She was so happy and was laying eggs, very busy and bustled about. I am so very upset - now I have Fizzy in the house with us until I am able to get her more company, but I am not overly keen on that. I really cared for Coco and want to know if I caused her to die. She wasn't even a year old and I got her from reputable Silkie breeders, she was very pretty.
    Advice please?!
  2. beehiveginger

    beehiveginger In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2012
    Sorry to hear about your chook. I had a silkie die last week too. I haven't had chooks long so it was sad.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Could have been the stress. Who knows? I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. Miss Penelope

    Miss Penelope Hatching

    Aug 31, 2016
    Sorry to hear this, I searched for the reason why my year old Silkie just died! She was happy and thriving although a little sluggish the day before. Then this morning we found her in her last moments with us and it was quite heart breaking.

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