Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

A Sad Mystery

We have some sad news to report. Fanny, our Jersey Giant hen, has passed. We’d had the ladies out free ranging the evening before, and all seemed well. The next morning, she was dead- no feathers or bloodshed in sight. We hadn’t noticed any signs of disease, but we’re closely monitoring Chica, Yolko, and Mother just in case.

In looking through the Backyard Chickens forum, it appears that mysterious chicken deaths are not uncommon. That doesn’t make it any easier to accept. Fanny was a wonderful bird and a great pet, the most curious and human-friendly of our flock, and, I must admit, my favorite. She will be missed.

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3 responses to “A Sad Mystery

  1. Kathy Quinerly May 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    very upsetting…she was one of my favorites too….I’m so sorry….hang in there and keep an eye on the other “girls.”

  2. K. Martin May 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of Fanny,
    I just got chicks a month ago, but already they are part of the family.
    Keep watching the rest of the flock.

    Karen M.

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