Lost my First Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Barnyard Dawg, May 6, 2008.

  1. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    We let our chickens free-range 24/7 so when one turned up missing my thoughts were a critter took her (Barred Rock) I found no blood or feathers though, my wife had butcher our older hen that day so we had one more egg than we had chickens so we knew we were missing one. I checked the neighbors yard, when we fed the others she was no where to be seen, I checked my workshop since they like to lay eggs in a nesting box I put inside. A couple days later my wife told me I better check the workshop again because of an odor and flies, I looked in a 55 gallon drum once previous and saw nothing then I removed all the tools I had standing in it I saw her laying on the bottom, my lesson learned is the drum is no longer there so this accident can't happen again.
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  2. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Whatever you do, do not blame yourself. We are all here for you. [​IMG] yf, CT
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
    Chickens can end up in the strangest places sometimes.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for your loss.
  6. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am very sorry for your loss

  7. ArcticFox

    ArcticFox In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    I'm so sorry [​IMG] Try not to be too hard on yourself. :aww

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