A Horrible Morning.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PeetaPuffGemi, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. PeetaPuffGemi

    PeetaPuffGemi Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning was absolutely horrible. When I went to take care of my birds this morning, I discovered that they'd all been killed by a large dog that had gotten into our garage. Sadly, all three of my ducks, my two chickens, and one of my two rabbits had been killed when I got in there. I did manage to rescue my second rabbit, but now I don't know what to do. The only reason I'm posting this is to help make myself feel better. I'm so sad. My little babies are dead. The leghorn had laid her first egg during the night too, we found it smashed this morning. The ducks were also due to start laying soon. I can't get the pictures out of my head.

    Update on my ducks I guess?

    Do I even qualify to be part of the cool club anymore?
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :hugs I'm so so sorry for your loss.....
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a shame. Do you know whose dog?
     
  4. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sorry to hear that. I'd do the only thing you can do which is to fix any conditions which allowed the dog access and start over. It's either that or give up, which in my opinion would be the wrong thing to do.
     
  5. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss...[​IMG] Do you know what dog it was?[​IMG] Don't give up.[​IMG]
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I'm so very sorry for what you had to experience. [​IMG] Dealing with the loss of one pet is hard enough, let alone losing almost all of them overnight.

    Giving up is a very real option, but so is protecting your coop even better and starting over anew. I imagine you're going to be very distraught for a while, and that's okay. I would suggest waiting until time has healed some of the pain, and then repairing the damage. You can start over with a new flock. While they will not be the same as the previous ones, they will still be very special and great. If you know whose dog it was that caused this, you might want to contact that person.
     
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  7. PeetaPuffGemi

    PeetaPuffGemi Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I think I'm going to start anew. I know that nothing will ever replace those ducks, but I'm going to try again with more experience. The dog isn't one I recognized, and the animals were actually being kept in my garage. It somehow managed to squish itself in through the cat door. (Either that, or it has a secret hole in the wall.) My own dog did chase it off though, maybe it won't show up again.
     
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  8. cjperrault1

    cjperrault1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am so sorry for your loss[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry... Losing pets is a horrible experience, and it wasn't your fault. I'm sure that your ducks and rabbit and chickens had the best possible lives while they were with you. You clearly care about them very much, and we're all here for you.. [​IMG]
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The predators come back so you need to figure out a way to prevent access. Sad for your loss. We do our best....
     

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