disaster has struck my chicken world

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bj taylor, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dog has killed 10 of my 14 & one may yet die. it's all my fault. last night, i was late putting them up. it was after dark. i locked them up but didn't get an accurate head count. this morning i was in a rush to get my mom to her dr appt & ran out to open the coop. one had been out all night (poor thing). by the time i caught her & took her to the others, i missed closing a gate. i come home from mom's & hubby has collected ten of my babies, two uninjured, one hurt bad, & one missing. strong storms coming in. i find the one missing & she's ok, but upset. i get her back to the coop just as the storm hits.
    i tried to give the hurt one water & made water easy for her access. put blu kote on her wounds & put her in a nest box. she was so cold. i turned the heat lamp on for her. we'll see.

    i have read so many posts of such things & felt so bad for everyone. i knew the chances were there. i know it's in the dog's nature, but right now, i'm not sure i can feel the same toward her or not. these were my babies i'd raised since they were 3 days old. they were so beautiful & lovely.
     
  2. thomaschickens

    thomaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I am SO sorry for you and your babies. Sounds like you're on the right track with the injured one. I hope she pulls thru [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I went through the same thing your going through my dane last week. It does get better over time [​IMG]
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your caring. it's ironic, i was trying to keep a practical point of view because i intended that some would end up on the dining table & here i am crying.
    the coop is too big for so few & so is the run. if i'm going to have chickens i think they will need more companionship. i guess i need to find some & figure out how to integrate them to each other.
    i'll worry about that later.
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for your loss.I probably would not keep my dogs if they kill my flock.
     

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