My landlords stupid dog got my lovely girl Lorelei. She must have found a way out and back into the pen. We got home and I told my husband to go check on the birds while I put the baby down. He came back and said they were all there but the neighbor kids told him that one of the dogs ate one of our chickens....
I took a flashlight out and found Lorelei on the floor of the coop with a big chunk taken out of her back end. Blood all around her. It was such a big chunk I didn't know what to do.... I panicked and told my husband to put her down. I wish I had looked into what I could do but I panicked. I have no idea how extensive her injuries were but she had very raspy breathing and was very pale. I couldn't bare seeing her suffer.
I'm a little traumatized here. Lorelei was my girl. She was the only one that came and sat in my lap and came running so quick every time I came into the pen.
I've lost one to sour crop, one to a dog attack now.... what is happening here? How is this all going so wrong? Wondering if this was a mistake.... getting these birds.