*@#$ I killed another one!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    That's it! I went to feed the chicks in my real large brooder which was a welping box. Well, when dh built it he put a guillotine type door, yeah you know where this is going. They always run away, but one friendly little guy(ancona) decided to hop up at the door and I didn't have a good grip and it barely opened, obviously just enough. He got stuck! [​IMG] I have this horrible head cold and trying to get kids to bed, but no matter what I give myself for an excuse it doesn't make me feel any better because I should have been more careful.
    I am afraid to open the brooder, and I dare not lift the lid cuz I will probably slide it crooked and crush half of them :thun I QUIT!

  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    I'm sorry about your chick. [​IMG] Don't quit though...the rest of them need you!! Good luck! :aww
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    I feel your pain!!! Please don't quit!!! Just make DH build "a better mouse-trap" and tell him because of his obvious design flaw...you are getting twice as many this time around!! [​IMG]

    --believe me, I've had those "I can't believe I just did that" moments....you're in good company!!
  4. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    [​IMG] Hang in there. The exact thing happened to my friend. (She was mortified and has since changed the door.) I hope you'll feel better soon.
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    Hey! You're in G'ville too!! I'm 45 min from you on Newberry Road!!!
  6. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Oh how terrible! Hope you feel better. Are you sure he is dead?
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Oh, yeah, neck all swollen terribly. I did hope for a short time but it didn't last. [​IMG]
  8. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Please dont be too hard on yourself [​IMG] We all try our best- but accidents will happen and thats just a part of the whole shebang. Dont give up- just have DH modify the brooder design. And get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids [​IMG] Hope you feel better soon...
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    thanks guys, I am going to be a wreck when my black copper marans hatch. I hatched 17 ancona, not sure what I was going to do with 17 so I gave 7 away and hoped for a trio out of what was left. I killed 2 so now I am down to 8. I didn't want to drop numbers THIS way. [​IMG]

  10. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    hunny it happens... dont give up! believe me... been there done that! [​IMG]

    and tell him because of his obvious design flaw...you are getting twice as many this time around!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Been there and done that too LOL.... just ordered 75 that are being dilivered this week and next [​IMG] [​IMG]

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