I don't know where to put..I'm so upset.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaybats, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of them is a murderess. And I know who it is. She killed my silver laced Wyandotte baby 9 weeks old. I knew they were mean, but they seemed all fine when let out to free range. And now she is dead!!!!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry. I often forget how brutal chickens can be due to their instincts. Poor chicky.
     
  3. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two hens a couple of months ago, and they were MEAN from the get go. I thought, just like every crummy relationship I have had, that I could 'change' that. Uh. NO. I've been craving chicken since March. She is about a year old....is she still edible?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, you can still eat her if you wish, but you'd want to slow cook the meat so it's not tough.

    I'm sorry for your loss. Was the baby with a broody? 9 weeks is pretty young to go up against adult hens.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  6. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my goodness. How horrible for me to say that. I'm so sorry. I am SO sad and upset.
     
  7. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes mean hens can be put in solitary to allow flock dynamics to reestablish themselves. When returned they have to reestablish themselves and it' snot always at the top.

    But mean hens are like mean roosters. There are many nice ones out there that can take their place.
     

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