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its my own fault...and that makes it worse

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by magentamomma, May 28, 2010.

  1. magentamomma

    magentamomma Songster

    Oct 26, 2009
    Last night due to a sinus infection I did not put my chicks in their cage, nad this morning 4 of the five had been killed my a snake. Only 2 were eaten, the other 2 were just crushed and left. I knew we had had a snake hanging around but i thought it will be fine, and now I am miserable. I am just posting because although it was toytally my fault I am so sad and no one in my real life understands. I guess I just needed to share.
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    [​IMG] I know how you feel, and all I can say is I'm sooo sorry. Last month I accidentally stepped on my Chick, she was about 6 weeks old, and since the coop wasn't ready yet, I let her run around the living room several times a day, but I got careless and stepped her. It took me a long time to forgive myself, but I can say I learned My lesson (The Hard way), so I am a better chicken raiser for it.
  3. magentamomma

    magentamomma Songster

    Oct 26, 2009
    thanks. i am just beating myself up over it.
  4. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Songster

    Mar 4, 2010
    Colbert, WA
    so sorry. [​IMG] Time will help the heart.
  5. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Songster

    Apr 8, 2010
    South Central Texas
    [​IMG] So sorry.
  6. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Don't be so hard on yourself though, you're allowed to be human.
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    I'm so sorry . [​IMG]
  8. Coralietg

    Coralietg Songster

    Apr 10, 2010
    Opelousas, LA
    I lost 5 chicks to a snake, they were in a hardware cloth enforced dog cage to keep the chicks in, we didn't even think about snakes, so we left the roof of the dog cage as it was. One morning found two dead chicks, thought the other chicks had murdered/trampled them to death. A few nights later, heard them screeching, went out to the laundry room to find a 5/6 foot rat snake in the cage, two more dead chicks, one eaten, one snake too fat to get back out of the cage.

    I blamed myself too, but I have learned from that experience and won't make the same mistake again. Don't feel bad, sometimes we have to make some mistakes to make us better chicken owners.

    I'm sorry for the loss of your little chickies [​IMG]

  9. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

    Mar 3, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    [​IMG] I'm sorry for your loss.

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