Horrifying-Chicken in Engine

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TheNat, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. TheNat

    TheNat Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted earlier that my dogs killed 2 of my chickens this week. A third was missing and I was hoping that she was hiding somewhere scared and would come home. Well, we found her this afternoon. It looks like she tried to hide by crawling up into the engine of my car. I've been driving around with a dead chicken in my engine for 3 days and yesterday started noticing a bad smell, which I figured was probably mice trying to nest under the hood. I am absolutely sick about this. I have no idea how the chicken managed to crawl up there and I feel horrible about this. I cried a little this afternoon and just wanted to vent to people who would understand. [​IMG]
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    College Station, Tx
    [​IMG] [​IMG] There is no way you could have known!! I'm so sorry! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] I have had that happen with cats in the winter....it always makes you feel absolutely sick. I am so so sorry.
     
  4. ChOOkens

    ChOOkens ►ChOOken In A Box◄

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    So sorry to hear. It's not your fault. [​IMG]
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Columbus,IN
    Oh honey I have done this with a cat as well and there is no way you could have known... Hugs
     
  6. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man.. that's terrible. Sorry to hear of your loss and then having to see it.

    Now I'm gonna have to always check under the hood before leaving home.
     
  7. MaureenL128

    MaureenL128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm so sorry...you would have never known...hope you are feeling better
     
  8. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You poor thing! One thing - the chicken probably never realized what hit her and most likely didn't suffer. I know that isn't much consolation.
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Happened to me while visiting my mother years ago; I was lucky (and so was the cat) in that he survived, but lost his tail and a bit of hide. But NOBODY would have ever thought of a chicken climbing up under there. Put it out of your head...
     
  10. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm really sorry [​IMG] that's worse than finding them dead in the coop. don't feel too bad-you didn't know! at least she will have died peacefully.
     

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