Lazerous chickens weird but true.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Amber79, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Amber79

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    This just happened. I went too the store, and had let my chickens out into the backyard. I came home and saw piles of feathers, and bolted out of my car before even shutting it off and dropped my purse. ( if you have raised chicks from tiny babies you know the horrible feeling of losing one). My Boston terrier had attacked my hens. I quickly gathered up the survivors and put them back in their pen. I then gathered up two dead hens (stiff defianatly dead) and one hen that had her neck twisted and was twitching which broke my heart. I determined the one with the twisted neck wouldn't make it she was seizing and couldn't stand or lift her head so I euthanized her. I ran in called my husband than my mom bawling. I know it happens, but these hens were so tame they sit in my lap and come running when I call them. When I walked outside too bury them one americauna the one that was stiff and cold was sitting up. Her I could explain as maybe shock, but the one I twisted her neck, and not too be graphic but it crackled and I couldn't get the feel off my hand of it and nearly upchucked was sitting up too and clucking. They looked awful but were alive. I can't explain it I don't know how they were alive, but as I type this I have them in a box in my office. I really hope they make it after all that.
     
  2. Tanichca

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    Goodness!! What a topic for a first post! Good luck, and [​IMG]
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow!!!! Devine intervention!!!!
     
  4. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! That is amazing. I hope they make it through.
     
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! And welcome to BYC. I'm glad you joined us. I hope your birds make it.
     
  6. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh My God! That is so weird and kinda creepy.
    Beware of Zombie Chickens.
    I hope they are ok.
     
  7. Amber79

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    It wasn't exactly what I had planned on as my first post, but most people would not understand being attached too chickens of all things. They all have different personalities and after raising them from a day old having this happen was a serious shock. Now I just have too figure out what too do with our dog because the barn pen is like Fort Knox but the chicken run obviously must be lacking.
     
  8. Amber79

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    Funny you mention zombies because that is what first came too mind so now one is Lazerous and one is Zombie.[​IMG] I think they earned their names.
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is an incredible story! I hope they pull through!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tanichca

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    Great, now my little sis wants to know if we can get zombie chickens instead of turkens (of course... Aren't they the same thing? [​IMG] )
     

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