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Bertha died today

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Bertha didn't pull through in the end. We don't know why. We went out at 7am this morning and she was dead in the nest box :cry:. My husband was devastated as she was his favourite. We had taken her to the vet last night who thought she might have a dicky chest and gave her some antibiotics. She was due to go back on Friday. The vet commented on what a good colour her comb was so we know it wasn't her heart. The other girls were out in the run, but when they found we had removed her from the eglu they started acting strangely and crowing differently to normal. I think they knew she was going yesterday because one of them was always with her.

We are so sad. It seems to have ben a bad year for losing out pets. We buried her this morning under the almond tree with the others. The run seems ever so empty because she was such a big girl. We will get another 2 but not until spring when it will be easier to introduce them.

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Sorry to hear your news Redfrock. You did all you could for her. They sometimes have such a fragile hold on life.

 

Hugs

 

C x

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Sorry to hear your sad news about Bertha. :cry:

 

Our chook Sam died of a respitory infection after being on antibiotics, she went very suddenly...so maybe it was the same sort of disease? :?

 

I know how attached you can get to chickens.

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thank you everybody for your kind words. I decided to take this afternoon as leave from so I could spend some time with the menagerie. It seemed ever so weird just seeing the 7 girls. These gorgeous creatures really do make a big impression on us all

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