Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
Fluffy is dying :(
At school, my agriculture class are doing things with chickens. We put 21 eggs in an uncubator and 21 days later they all hatched(except for 3 which had nothing in it) My chicken was very fluffy so I named him Fluffy. He weighed about 30 grams maybe...dunno. 2 weeks on, the chickens were all getting their mature feathers and my fluff still had none. But I didn't give up. 4 weeks on and all the class's chickens weigh around the hundred and ten mark. Fluffy weighed 43. He got bitten by an ant when he was 3 weeks old too.
Today I went to the chicken coop to grab him. He looks the same as when I saw him 2 weeks ago. All the rest of the chickens weigh around 150 and he still looks the same(i bet he weighs the same too). I thought he was dead because he wasn't moving. I brought him out and he moved just an inch. He couldn't open his eyes or move around. He looked dead. He just lay there in my hand not moving.My teacher had no hopes of him surviving so she gave me another chicken who had no owner. My friend brought out a water trough thing for the other chickens and we put fluffy down next to it. I gently put his head in and he began drinking. He drank for a long time and his head didn't droop, he could open his eyes and everything. He was like another chicken. But he still has something wrong with him. Something he was born with. He was dehydrated but now he is comfy in a small cage by himself(not getting stood on by big chickens) and we will just have to see if he makes it through the night. I'm so sad. Fluffy doesn't deserve this :(
Is there anything I can do to make him feel more comfortable?
Or to try and save him?
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
Last edited by Tayz; 03-23-2009 at 02:15 AM.