A tragedy happened in my Coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by draag80, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. draag80

    draag80 Out Of The Brooder

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    On saturday I was trying to catch a rooster for culling as he had a very very horrible and loud crow. It tried to get inside the coop where the hens lay eggs. Its a 5'x 8' room with a door on the front side where the hens go in and come out. I closed the door before he could get in. That door is the only way in and out. Then **** happened. In the heat of thr battle, I forgot to open the door. There were five hens inside.

    On sunday, I went to collect the eggs and did not notice as the egg door hatch is on the back side. I was busy with the newly hatched chicks. Was in a hurry.

    Today when I went to collect the eggs and noticed eggs on the ground just infront of the entrance. That was the time when I realized what had happened. I rushed to open the door but I was too late. I keep water in the main cage only and not in the laying area. It was a horrible seen. I sweated with shock and could not believe my self. I raised them with so much care and love. I cant believe I committed such a mistake.

    I am very very sad and depressed. I cant sleep due to the guilt that it was my fault. But I did not intentionally do it. It was just a mistake.

    Guys plz plz be careful with your livestock. Never let a situation like this happen to you. I just cannot forgive my self.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss. It's always good to check on your chickens several times a day because we all can forget things.
     
  3. MrsM74

    MrsM74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your chickens and also the remorse and guilt you are feeling. It was an accident.
     
  4. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sorry for your loss.

    It might be a good time to rethink your setup. A 5x8 is plenty big enough to hold food and water.
     
  5. draag80

    draag80 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the condolences and moral support.

    Yes i will definately put a water in the laying area now.
     

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