I accidentally killed my Yellow Golden boy :(

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ChicCrazyAZ, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. ChicCrazyAZ

    ChicCrazyAZ Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    RIP Swifty.

    I am in tears right now. I have lost birds before, but never to my own hands.

    I was putting the birds away for the night, all but two had already put themselves away.

    My son's Power Wheel truck was parked in the path I herd them down. The other that was out was a female peacock, she jumped over the truck and he climbed on the wood pile, as I stepped back to redirect him, he jumped down and I stepped on his head.

    He started convulsing and blood was coming out of his mouth. I had to put him out of his misery. It was the hardest thing I have had to do in a really long time [​IMG]

    He was the only pheasant I had. He was almost culled as a baby, but I nursed him back to health.

    I was so looking forward to seeing the rest of his colors come in; he had just started [​IMG]

    Sleep Softly Mr. Swift [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I'm so sorry. It was just a freak accident. So hard to lose one you've nursed before.
  3. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    I'm so sorry you've had to go through that. When my husband and I were first married, we adopted a very small kitten. The kitten ran across the floor just as my husband was walking and in a effort to not step on the kitten he took a big step to the side and the kitten jumped right under his foot. It was just awful. Same thing as you said, convulsions. We rushed him to the vet, needless to say the vet put him to sleep right away. To say I know how you feel, in this case is kind of true. So sorry for your loss.
  4. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. When I was about 10 years old I had just hatched a big batch of quail, and not knowing any better i had them running around my room, and when I went to sit down on the floor I had accidently sat on one and killed him. I felt so bad. So don't worry your not alone. [​IMG]
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    [​IMG] I am so sorry for your loss.
  6. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Sorry about your loss [​IMG] . I know how you must feel, its hard to lose an animal when you really look forward to having them around. Its happens sometimes, you cared and loved for it, that's what counts. You did the right thing, to not let it suffer.
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I know how you feel i was pushing my 4 wheeler out of the barn one day and squished one of mylittle hens [​IMG]
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    [​IMG] [​IMG] I am so sorry for your loss! It was a freak accident and you didn't mean to do it. [​IMG]
  9. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Eastern IA
    So sorry for your loss! I am constantly tripping over cats and chickens. I think it's likely that will happen to me some day [​IMG] If not that, then I will injure myself trying NOT to squish someone.
  10. DreamcatcherAcres

    DreamcatcherAcres Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2011
    Placerville, California
    [​IMG] I'm sorry for your loss [​IMG] It was an accident, you didnt mean to do it. I bet he was a pretty bird.

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