* poor Hester

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Chickens.

I went to let the chickens out this morning and Hester was dead in the nesting box. :(  She was about to start laying any minute (doing the crouch thing the last few days), so I bet something was wrong with her insides.  Now Sue is doing the crouch thing too, so I’ll be worried about her until she successfully produces an egg.

Here’s a night vision photo of her right before she pecked the camera.


Sorry, Hester.

5 Responses to “poor Hester”

  1. Cris Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Hester.

  2. jenn hill Says:

    oh no! I’m so sorry about poor miss Hester. I’m sure she’ll be missed.

  3. Becket Says:

    So sad! Hope the other two are ok…

  4. Kate Says:

    Sorry about your chicken friend. We have chickens too and we lost one of our Barred Rocks in kind of the same manner ( I swear they lay the biggest eggs). She had been laying for a few months and then one day she was dead in the last nesting box of the row and there was pretty much a goose egg that had been laid. She had evidence of prolapsing. I was pretty sad, but soon realized there was not much we could do, kind of the sad reality of chicken farming:(

  5. Creativaholic Says:

    I’m so sorry for Hester :(


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