RIP Shy Chicken

About 20 min ago, Jason heard a commotion in the chicken coop.

Shy Chicken staggered out apparently, flapping, and fell over with one leg in the air.

Jason ran to get me and I put on shoes and also brought a towel in case Shy had been fighting with others or just sick (that is how we move sick chickens into the house bathroom to get them away from other chickens).  We moved the coop to get her out and brought her inside. She looks like she is asleep but chickens don’t sleep on their sides like this.

Shy was originally the most shy of all the chickens and then she became the most friendly.

We think she had Flipover disease which is a fancy name for her behavior but chicken death has many causes.

Jason will bring her to the vet tomorrow to see if it was something that could affect the other chickens. But it might just be chicken heart attack.

We are sad.






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3 Responses to RIP Shy Chicken

  1. Tim says:

    Aw. That’s messed up. It’s hard to lose a pet, especially in such an odd way–no predator or tangible wounds. If that happens to us, my kids are going to be messed up. Probalby me too. I’ve grown oddly attached to all my birds.

    Except maybe… Naw, just kidding. I really do like the lot of them. Sorry for your loss.


  2. Jason McCullough says:

    I dunno, I’d be a lot more conflicted if Bossy kicked the bucket. She’s entertaining, but man is she aggressive and loud.


  3. LJ says:

    So sorry for your loss 😦


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