I killed one!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ilovechickens, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I went down to check on the chicks and I noticed that the water dish was tipped a bit and some of the chicks were a little wet, so I took the water dishes out to change the towels and their was a EE under neath the dish, layed out flat:hit I didn't even realize that she was under there. I thought that I could bring her back, but she was cold and dead. I have not lost one chick to the breeders and the first one that I lose is to my own doing. That just sucks!!! they were just going so crazy for water and food that I just plain didn't see it:[​IMG]
     
  2. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    [​IMG] It happens, think of it as a lesson learned. I had a chick drown once. A banty. And it definitely sucks. [​IMG]
    I am sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
     
  4. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear about this. My chicks always run like heck when I bring the water dish around to set it down.

    Strangely enough, someone else posted on here that she squished her chick under her waterer for 4 hours or something and thankfully was able to bring her back around.

    Sorry about your baby.
     
  5. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry, I know that it sucks when you think that it's your fault. Live and learn.
     
  6. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SORRY! We all have done things. Its called getting experience. Each group you raise you will learn new things. Better yet get a cattle dog they teach you to try to out think them. Its a battle what will she do next?????[​IMG]
     
  7. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    We picked up some chicks at the feed store over a month ago. 8 of them and a few days later my daughter found a stump full of termites so she took the chicks out there to eat them and when I went out there to check on them I pushed the stump over smashing one and killing it. I felt so horrible! It was the cutest one too.

    We all do it so don't be so hard on yourself. [​IMG]
     
  8. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One time I was unpacking a box of newly arrived McMurray chicks and was busily dipping beaks and turning them loose.

    I suddenly realized I was standing on one fo my brand new buff orpington chicks. [​IMG]

    It happens... In my case I just made sure to finish off the poor little guy quickly and end his suffering. [​IMG]
     
  9. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your sympathy. Only chicken lovers understand our world
     
  10. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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