Chick lost to ignorance and fate

Gunternomad

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 4, 2011
35
3
22
Dahlonega
We lost our first chicken last night. I put 7 five week old french black copper marans in the run with older chickens and they roosted on a firewood pile that I left in there.
Sometime during the night the poor little chick fell down between the woodpile and the chickenwire and couldn't get out.
Being stuck right against the chickenwire, it succombed to a predator. I think it was one of our rescue cats. We found it this morning pinned against the wire without a head or feet.
We are very upset about it and I feel very stupid for not realizing that that was a danger spot in the run for the chicks.
 

chickenfriendly

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 22, 2011
19
0
22
Well we all learn from our faults but at least it made you aware of a possible issue. Thats whats great.
 

justtoni44

Songster
9 Years
Mar 13, 2010
1,096
6
149
oregon
most important is that you know you are not alone with this.
Last year during a bad storm my husband and I missed two beautiful chicks when we closed up the barn.
We found them froze the next morning.I cried and thought I was going to throw up.
I count every beak at bedtime now.all 62

I am sorry this happened to you.
Toni
 

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