large empty planting bucket killed my hen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gimmie birdies, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

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    I had an empty planting bucket in my coop - not for food or water storage just for projects. My favorite hen Fancy Nancy hopped up on the rim I guess and it flipped on top of her. I founder her under after I realized she was missing. [​IMG]
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  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick 9 Years

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    Sorry for your loss :(
     
  3. JanetS

    JanetS Songster

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    Sorry for your loss!
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

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    thanks- I am really sad. she though she was the prettiest thing and liked me to pat her naked belly every day.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    You're not the only one. [​IMG] There have been numerous posts about others encountering the same problem. Thanks for posting. Someone may read this and realize the dangers an empty container can pose.
     
  6. Crazycomb

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    Sorry about your sweet girl [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh dear I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

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    thanks! I hope I've[​IMG] helped someone.
     
  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I had almost the exact same thing happen to one of my hens a year ago, it's heartbreaking. You post may encourage people to take a minute to look closely around their coop, barn, where ever their chickens roam and remove potential traps. Chickens can get themselves in trouble so easily sometimes.
     
  10. Chick-N-Eggs

    Chick-N-Eggs In the Brooder

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    I am so sorry to hear your news, I lost two hens due to a bobcat I cried for days I wish there was something to make you feel better
     

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