Human failure = losses (long)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mangled, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep. Lost a bunch while we were in the hospital with my boy.

    Had a friend promise she'd come up every night and close up the animals, make sure everyone was tucked in. Come to find out she missed three days.

    It was also awful hot those three days. Here's a list of our losses:

    1 BR hen
    2 BA pullets
    4 RIR pullets
    3 BL pullets
    total: 10 hens/pullets I'm assuming to heat exhaustion/thirst as they weren't watered for three days in 90 degree heat.

    10 three week old chicks to some unknown predator.

    I had placed 10 of our 13 three week olds into our "nursery" run while we were in the hospital. It is predator proof IF IT'S CLOSED UP AT NIGHT. It was left open for three nights, all that was left of those 10 babies were the wings, and feet, plus one mostly-eaten carcass.

    Plus, the 2 kitten, which were dropped off at the end of our driveway a few weeks ago? Both were missing until I found one of them near death at the far end of the property this afternoon while mowing. She seems like she'll recover, she's responded well to the water and baby food I've given her. Our vet will see her in the AM if she's not more improved.

    Our boxer is about 7 pounds thinner. He was also without food and water for three days.

    I am beyond angry with this woman. I called her and made her come up and see all my dead animals. She was in tears and called me a terrible person for making her see that. I'M a terrible person. She was also paid a decent monetary amount for her gas and time.

    Anyway...it was just a real crapper of an end to a bloody viscious week.
    Thanks for listening.
    Em
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I am so sorry! Yeah, that's beyond belief that she would be mad at you for making her realize the repercussions of her actions! [​IMG] The nerve of some people! So sorry for your loss!
     
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    That is just terrible! I am so sorry for you and yor loss. I'd be fumed too. And she has the GALL to say you should not have let her see the dead animals? [​IMG]

    that makes me so angry. I dread the day I may need an animal watcher now that I have chickens. It's not like when I have asked someone to come check on my cats. They won't die if you miss a day or two visiting.

    Hope your Boy is doing ok.
     
  4. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some friend...
     
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    She was amazed that I was so upset.

    She was even more upset when I asked for my money back.

    She tossed it out the window as she was pulling out. At least I have that.

    Em
     
  6. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must be mad because you are upset that all of your animals are dead.
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I can't believe she wanted to keep the money after she didn't do the job and killed off a huge chunk of your animals! [​IMG] She should be reimbursing YOU for the animals she killed!!!
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    How dare you make her aware of the lives lost because she failed to do the job you paid her to do! [​IMG]

    She would have been perfectly happy to remain blissfully ignorant of the facts while enjoying the $ you paid her for the job she didn't do. [​IMG]

    So sorry this happened to you. [​IMG]
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You should send her a bill for the worth of your birds!! The only person I trust to take care of my critters when I have to be gone is my sister. Had my brother in law do it one time.....came home to empty waterers and feed pans.
     
  10. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just sitting here after I read this. [​IMG] I really don't know what I would have done. Like now, if your not gonna do this just tell me I can get someone else! I know all along while you were with your boy you were thinking my flock is ok and taken care of. This just makes me want to puke! But you know down through life we somehow find these worthless pieces of Krap at the time that you need them the most. Geez this is awful! Being dependable is a true friend......[​IMG]
     
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