Just wanted to let everyone know, that my little scissor beak chick, Lucky, died last night. She was doing so good, or so I though.
Yesterday I noticed she was very sleepy and not moving around much, and having chickens, I know that when a chicken is sick, you usually don't know it until it's too late, they hide it very well, and she did. She was still eating and drinking and acting normal(for her). I spent time holding her yesterday and she would close her little eyes and just lay in my hands. The only time she would cluck, more like a little peep, is when I would try to put her down.
We made her her own little space, because the other chicks were just being chicks and don't care/know if someone else is not feeling well, they plow right over the sick one, and I didn't want her last few moments of her little life to be trampled on! I put her in her box, gave her a little stoke on her head and headed to bed, an hour later my husband found she had passed away he buried her last night under a tree so I wouldn't have to find her in the morning, what a guy!. I think she passed just shortly after I put her down.
At least she's not suffering anymore(not that I thought she was)and I know it was just a chicken, but still it was a life and it's sad.