This is really strange… Anytime I bring treats all of the hens come a-runnin’ as fast as their little legs will carry them…
Two days ago when I brought treats they all ran out to greet me except for one. When I looked in the coop she was there sitting on the lowest roost. She never moved…never came out to see what was going on. I figured I would wait a day and see if things changed. The next morning I went to let them out and didn’t notice anything unusual. She may have been sitting on the roost, but I was busy breaking ice and getting water. Around 11 that morning I went back down to the coop and there she was dead. She looked as if she had just died and fallen off the roost and was lying there on the floor. I was so shocked!
I never came up with a name for two of the Welsummers…I just called them the Welsummer sisters. She was the one with the smallest comb.
Has anything like this happened to anyone out there?