At loss for words!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kwebb, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. kwebb

    kwebb Chirping

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    My 5 year old son likes seeing the baby chicks. We have 4 of them. Well today my wife calls me and turns out my 5 year old woke up early this morning and went to see the chicks. He drowned one of the chicks in the water. He’s torn, I’m torn. Kind of in shock bc I did not think he would do that or would know better but he said he was trying to give the 3 week old a drink of water. Do I get another one or just have 3 to learn from the lesson? He won’t be allowed to be around them by his self anymore.
     
  2. if u want more get 2 more other wise dont get any......... wow just wow
     
  3. funny, your "kwebb" i am elizabeth webb and a have a sibling named kaden webb so you have his initial lol
     
  4. jammersgirl

    jammersgirl In the Brooder

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    I would get a couple more. I think he probably learned his lesson. Sorry for your loss. That is sad.
     
  5. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Songster

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    So sorry. Kids do weird things but definitely learn from their mistakes, it's part of growing up. Get some more and remind him why what he did was bad.
     
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  6. poor little chick RIP
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    At five years of age your son doesn't really understand the concept of death. Chicks are fragile and must be supervised carefully around young children. Most kids hang on too tight to chicks and crush them. So live and learn. If you want to buy more, buy more. But make sure the kids have an adult with them when they handle the chicks.
     
  8. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    I wouldn't get more. 3 is enough to get by. Let him learn from his actions.
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    My GD was not allowed to handle the chicks at all b/c she had butter fingers. Children have a hard time gauging how much tension to have in their hands to properly restrain a chick without squeezing too hard. As OP found out, kids should not be left alone with animals. I've seen kids of all ages "teasing" the chickens to see what kind of reaction they would get.

    So sorry this happened. It is entirely up to the parent whether she replaces the lost bird. If it does get replaced, get 2. If there is not enough coop space (at least 4 s.f./bird) or run space (2 s.f./bird) do not replace it.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    He will not learn any more from you not getting more chicks than he would should you decide to get more.....he has learned what he is going to learn already
     

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