dh killed one of our eldest chicks- we *think*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    dh was putting his tools away into the screenhouse so he could use them tomorrow. He was bringing a second load into it when he came upon a dead roo [​IMG] . Seems like (only way we can figure) the roo was under the screenhouse and when dh left the first time he came out and somehow got his neck broken in the screen door. We can't figure anything else out. No commotion, nothing else. Poor thing [​IMG] he was 14 weeks old.

    Krista
     
  2. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
    It hasn't happened yet, but I'm sure sooner or later I'm going to lose one of mine. {hugs}
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm sorry. It could have happened in any number of ways, try not to be hard on yourselves.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Was his neck actually broken though? Somtimes as hard as it is to accept, chickens do fall over dead for no reason.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Well, he was real floppy(I'm sure all dead chickens are), we just assumed that since he was right under the door to the screenhouse the door caught him. I guess it is possible he just dropped, he was the lesser of the 2 roos and wandered away from the flock frequently. Guess we will never know [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yeah, that's hard, but at least it was probably quick.
    Just tell DH now you gotta have some new ones!
    ~Rebecca
     
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] sorry to hear about your little roo.
     
  8. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. Poor litle fuzzybutt. sorry for your loss.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I completely can't face the fact that sometime my babies will die, whether from predators or old age.
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    sorry ta hear [​IMG]
    but accidents do happen,,,,,, i got size 14 feet,,,, chicks are REALLY small,,,its happened to me twice.
    maybe he was chasing something and ran into the steps too hard,,,( least thats what i would tell myself.
     

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