Chick lost to ignorance and fate

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gunternomad, May 24, 2011.

  1. Gunternomad

    Gunternomad In the Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    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.
  2. MyShunshyn

    MyShunshyn Songster

    Jan 16, 2011
    Sperrassoville, OK
  3. chickenfriendly

    chickenfriendly In the Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    Well we all learn from our faults but at least it made you aware of a possible issue. Thats whats great.
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    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 [​IMG]
    I am sorry this happened to you.

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