Saturday, August 29, 2009
sudden chicken death: RIP Sophia :-(
I'm so sad.
Melanie went out to tend the chickens this evening and found Sophia in a heap, expired, in the back corner of the run, just outside the door of the coop.
Not sure why she died. There was no sign of suffering. She was just lying down in the corner, eyes closed, motionless.
ZsuZsu was noticeably upset, making a lot of squawking noises as I gathered up Sophia's body to preserve it over the weekend.
I'll be taking Sophia's remains to the UC Davis Lab on Monday so they can perform a necropsy.
I'm still in shock, just going through the motions. Our daughter's taking it hard.