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I'm really sorry.   hugs.gifPlease don't beat yourself up about it.  As I posted to another member who is grieving today, at one time or another we've each looked back and wondered what we could have done differently....in all matters of life. Now you can continue to give testimony and warn others.

It has been my experience that when people lose loved ones (human or otherwise), it helps the grieving process to share pictures of them or stories about them. Do you have any pictures of your chickens that you'd like to share?

My girls had a wonderful life with me from day one when they were just eggs in a box coming via usps....I made sure I was here to accept the package. Let them warm up and settle...I lovingly turned each egg by hand always washing my hands vigorously before and after. Then, 21 days later...Chicks!

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They grew bigger really fast! Showed me how chickeny they could be!

I raised them in the basement for far too long while the coop was built. At first they didn't know how to roost and they all slept in a pile! But then they got the gist..
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Then they started laying eggs!

They laid for five weeks...and then I lost them all.

Edited by Bawk2theFuture - 12/28/16 at 10:22pm
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My girls had a wonderful life with me from day one when they were just eggs in a box coming via usps....I made sure I was here to accept the package. Let them warm up and settle...I lovingly turned each egg by hand always washing my hands vigorously before and after. Then, 21 days later...Chicks!

[IMG]
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They grew bigger really fast! Showed me how chickeny they could be!

I raised them in the basement for far too long while the coop was built. At first they didn't know how to roost and they all slept in a pile! But then they got the gist..
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Then they started laying eggs!

They laid for five weeks...and then I lost them all.
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What cute chicks! I especially like the white one with the light brown "bottom." That package from USPS is so exciting! When I have chicks come through the mail, the postal workers are always so anxious for me to get there so they can take a peak into the chirping box!

After you've had time to mourn, I hope you'll rebuild your coop and your flock. You're obviously a devoted chicken-mama.

old.gif  "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inking of what culture is."  ~~ James T. Adams

 

In the coop: Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkie, Standard Cochins. In the cooker: Cochins, Silkie/Bantam Orp cross. Coming in April: Rocks, Welsummer,...

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old.gif  "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inking of what culture is."  ~~ James T. Adams

 

In the coop: Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkie, Standard Cochins. In the cooker: Cochins, Silkie/Bantam Orp cross. Coming in April: Rocks, Welsummer,...

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My girls had a wonderful life with me from day one when they were just eggs in a box coming via usps....I made sure I was here to accept the package. Let them warm up and settle...I lovingly turned each egg by hand always washing my hands vigorously before and after. Then, 21 days later...Chicks!

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They grew bigger really fast! Showed me how chickeny they could be!

I raised them in the basement for far too long while the coop was built. At first they didn't know how to roost and they all slept in a pile! But then they got the gist..
[IMG]

Then they started laying eggs!

They laid for five weeks...and then I lost them all.
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What cute chicks! I especially like the white one with the light brown "bottom." That package from USPS is so exciting! When I have chicks come through the mail, the postal workers are always so anxious for me to get there so they can take a peak into the chirping box!

After you've had time to mourn, I hope you'll rebuild your coop and your flock. You're obviously a devoted chicken-mama.[/quote]
Thanks...I plan to eventually. That little girl was my Salmon Faverolles named Simone. She was a sweetheart.
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Thanks...I plan to eventually. That little girl was my Salmon Faverolles named Simone. She was a sweetheart.

I have two Salmon Faverolles coming to me in April!  If the chicks are that cute, I'm looking forward to receiving them even more! :weee 

old.gif  "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inking of what culture is."  ~~ James T. Adams

 

In the coop: Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkie, Standard Cochins. In the cooker: Cochins, Silkie/Bantam Orp cross. Coming in April: Rocks, Welsummer,...

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old.gif  "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inking of what culture is."  ~~ James T. Adams

 

In the coop: Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkie, Standard Cochins. In the cooker: Cochins, Silkie/Bantam Orp cross. Coming in April: Rocks, Welsummer,...

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I have two Salmon Faverolles coming to me in April!  If the chicks are that cute, I'm looking forward to receiving them even more! wee.gif  
They are the nicest tempered chickens I've ever had. Her sister Penny survived because she was in quarantine during the fire...
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I have two Salmon Faverolles coming to me in April!  If the chicks are that cute, I'm looking forward to receiving them even more! wee.gif  
They are the nicest tempered chickens I've ever had. Her sister Penny survived because she was in quarantine during the fire...

Something similar happened to me but not with chickens. When I picked out a boxer from a litter the local humane society had rescued, the whole litter died within days from parvo, except for one. She was separated from the rest and was being treated with antibiotics because of a head trauma suffered from the litter being dumped on the road. I have had her for five years this month. She's the best dog I've ever had.

Funny how things work out sometimes.

old.gif  "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inking of what culture is."  ~~ James T. Adams

 

In the coop: Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkie, Standard Cochins. In the cooker: Cochins, Silkie/Bantam Orp cross. Coming in April: Rocks, Welsummer,...

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old.gif  "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inking of what culture is."  ~~ James T. Adams

 

In the coop: Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkie, Standard Cochins. In the cooker: Cochins, Silkie/Bantam Orp cross. Coming in April: Rocks, Welsummer,...

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My girls had a wonderful life with me from day one when they were just eggs in a box coming via usps....I made sure I was here to accept the package. Let them warm up and settle...I lovingly turned each egg by hand always washing my hands vigorously before and after. Then, 21 days later...Chicks!

[IMG]
[IMG]

They grew bigger really fast! Showed me how chickeny they could be!

I raised them in the basement for far too long while the coop was built. At first they didn't know how to roost and they all slept in a pile! But then they got the gist..
[IMG]

Then they started laying eggs!

They laid for five weeks...and then I lost them all.
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What cute chicks! I especially like the white one with the light brown "bottom." That package from USPS is so exciting! When I have chicks come through the mail, the postal workers are always so anxious for me to get there so they can take a peak into the chirping box!

After you've had time to mourn, I hope you'll rebuild your coop and your flock. You're obviously a devoted chicken-mama.[/quote]

I'm incubating a variety of eggs right now including Svart Honas. Thank you so much to ChocolateMouse and Lisa at Cedar Crest Farm for their loving support empathy and help!
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Oh I'm so sorry! I would be devastated too, I love all my girls.
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 A GFCI receptacle won't shut off power in the event the lamp comes in contact with dry straw or pine shavings, inevitably leading to a fire.
Good point taken. This does reinforce the need for safety chains on heat lamps and incandescent bulbs
A GFCI will however trips if a rodent should happen to gnaw through an extension cord or if the cord should become cracked, frayed or short circuited for what ever reason and if water should seep into multiple extension cords at plug unions. Regular fuses and circuit breakers "ARE THE CAUSE of some electrical coop fires and are not designed to trip in these cases. Especially when extension cords are in play.
 

Edited by Hokum Coco - 1/8/17 at 11:29am

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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