Horrible news

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PharmGirl, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. PharmGirl

    PharmGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately my girls and roo passed away last Sunday. I had a heat light in their coop the temps here have been in the single digits. It somehow got pulled from the wall and started a fire in the floor of my coop and they all passed. I am SOOOOO heart broken and haven't been able to go to the coop since. I will hopefully be able to get over this and get another batch of chicks, it is just very hard right now, I miss them so much. This is the only place I feel comfortable venting and people won't judge me because they are "just chickens". Hope everyone's chicks are well and keep a close eye on them and let them know you love 'em! [​IMG]
    Stephanie heart broken in WV
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. The coop didn't burn down?
     
  3. PharmGirl

    PharmGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, from the outside you can't even tell anything happened. I think they passed from smoke and maybe just the straw and pine shavings were on fire. Like I said I haven't been out there yet to check the inside of the coop yet. I was at work my poor husband had to get them. Thanks for your kind words.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sorry for your loss, it was accidental. I wish you the best.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so sorry too for your tragic loss....

    Thinking of you.....

    Suzie
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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How horrible! You were simply trying to help your birds-like all of us would do-and ended up doing more harm. So very sorry.
     
  7. PharmGirl

    PharmGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the light was in there for probably 3 weeks and had done fine. I even checked it that morning before going to work when I gave them warm water and some scratch for the day. I really miss them. Who would have thought chickens would be such great pets!!! They would have been a year in April.
     
  8. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least the coop didn't burn down. You can rebuild your flock, you have the technology. You can make them better than before.
     
  9. redfishingirl

    redfishingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    That's so heartbreaking!! I'm so sorry. I almost burned down my coop once when I (stupidly) had a heat lamp warming the floor of the coop on a really cold night. It burnt a hole in the floor of the nesting box, and if we hadn't gotten up early that morning, they would have all been toast. I don't heat my chickens anymore. They have feathers and each other and they will do just fine.
     
  10. PharmGirl

    PharmGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I will either permanately mount a light on the upper rafter pointed toward the roost or none at all. It was jsut so cold and I was worried about their combs.
     

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