Yesterday morning I noticed one of the tan colored chickens, our first batch, was puny. She was mostly sitting and not running around with the other chickens. After about an hour I checked back on her and she was still just standing in the corner with her eyes closed so I cleaned out the chicken hospital, put some fresh shavings, water and food in there and isolated her from the others. Last night, she was no better and this morning she had passed away.
That’s our first chicken that has died. Everyone always tells us that you’re going to lose a few. We got 10 in MO and didn’t lose any of them so it was hard losing one. These chickens aren’t friendly and no matter how much I play with them, they just don’t want anything to do with me so it wasn’t as sad as it would have been had I lost one of my six red chickens in MO.
So, now we have 15 big chickens and 5 bantams and hopefully we won’t lose any more.