Angel chicken died today...
R.I.P. Angel chicken.
Angel was a good chicken, 3 years old , from our first batch we ever had. We named her Angel because she grew white feathers out of her fluff first.
She was a top of the pecking order chicken, confident but not mean to the others, golden headed and pretty. Her only nest mates left are Tiramisu and Rooster (who is a hen actually).
She gave little warning of her illness. She seemed fine earlier today but by the time I figured out she had Ascites and tried to drain her, her lungs had filled up with fluid. She gurgled and coughed and then flapped her wings in a sudden convulsion and died.
Did the heart failure cause the Ascites, or did the Ascites cause the heart failure? I don't know, but she was a good girl and we will miss her.
I wish I could have saved her.
Rest in Peace ANGEL! !🐔👼