Learned our lesson the HARD way

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BBK, May 12, 2009.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We converted our old shed into a coop. and when we made the pop door, we didn't put anything on the edges to hold it up, it just stay there by it self, really hard to open at this point....

    well, you guess it. when i came home yesterday, taking my dogs out, i noticed the door was closed...

    so, dogs and I walked out to see why... I went in and opened the door, I could hear peeping in there, so I knew there was chicks inside...as I open the door, i found a pullet, right there half in-half out, poor baby, her neck was broke and then all of the chicks that were inside, just WALK ALL OVER HER... that did it for me...I was in tears... then i had to tell my son and hubby what happened...
    They're my sons chicks, not mine, though they should be mine, i go with them every morning and have my coffee with them...sigh...

    so, i guess i just wanted to tell you my mistake and hopefully YOU don't make the same one....

    Melinda
     
  2. gaduke

    gaduke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss![​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry. You are not the only one who has had to learn the hard way. Don't be too hard on yourself, it was an accident. [​IMG]
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Western MA
    [​IMG] I have had a few scares myself, but i got lucky. We had the wind blow the doors closed a few times and i remember how aweful i felt just thinking of what could have happened. Sorry you had to go through it [​IMG] poultry can be so vulnerable and i always worry about something you just did not think about that can happen. I have read about people finding a chicken under a 5 gal bucket. We all have learn things the hard way. I had put the feeder out in the run and they spilled some feed on the ground and it got a light light mold on it. A month old chick nibbled on the feed and got sick and died [​IMG] that was my hard lesson [​IMG] I know we all on byc learn from everyone's hard lessons. By sharing them, you can prevent someone else from doing it too.
     
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