Lost my first girl

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ridgefire, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

    561
    1
    161
    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    Poor baby was attacked by a loose dog and I had to put her down. If I knew who owned this dog and if I could have caught the SOB my girl wouldnt be the only one put down. I felt so bad she had most of her feathers ripped off and was bleeding pretty bad. How she was still alive I dont know. Its was the first time I had to kill an animal.
     
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    I'm so sorry you had to do that.
    You did the right thing.
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    That is so sad. I'm sorry for your girl and I hope you find out who the dang dog belongs to.
     
  4. ssteiner

    ssteiner Chillin' With My Peeps

    128
    0
    119
    Nov 24, 2008
    Orange, CA
    You have my sympathy. We lost our only two on Thursday to my own dog while they were freeranging. Just about the worst feeling you can have. At least our two were killed outright. I can't imagine what I'd have done if I'd been in your position. I wouldn't even know how to do it.
     
  5. Jster

    Jster Chillin' With My Peeps

    107
    0
    129
    Dec 11, 2007
    I'm so sorry. I lost one of my first three almost two weeks ago, and it's still very sad, not just for me but for the whole family (feathered members included). The two in her "peer group" that started as our first three chicks have missed her the most, but one is distracted by her broodiness and the other, who's also molting, has become really despondent and lonerish. It's tough. I also understand the rage at what killed them...in our case it was a car driving so carelessly it could have hit a kid (our neighborhoods full of them). And so sorry that you had to be involved in ending her life, that must have been difficult even though it was a loving, merciful act.

    We try to remember that everything happens for a reason. It may sound silly, but we've also enjoyed listening/singing "I'll fly away" from the O Brother Where Art Thou album...I'd like it sung at my own death, and it's particularly beautiful when mourning a lost bird. Hope you find some peace.
     
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I'm so sorry you had to go through this... [​IMG]
     
  7. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    Im very sorry to hear of your loss, i know it would be rough on me to loose my favorite girl (pinch).
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    10
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Same thing happened to me and we had to put our buff orp down [​IMG] It's just terrible that people cannot keep their dogs in their own yard [​IMG] So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  9. MommaLyd

    MommaLyd Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    Aug 8, 2007
    Punta Gorda, FL
    I feel your pain and my heart aches for you having to do what you had to do...even though your head knows it was the right thing. Hugs from my feathered heart to yours....[​IMG]
     
  10. Duppydo

    Duppydo Out Of The Brooder

    81
    0
    29
    Oct 13, 2008
    I'm sorry to hear of your loss.I have a big problem with dog owners who let their dogs run loose. Sometimes theres a good excuse why a dog got loose and their owner usaully keeps their dog under control. My beef is with owners who just let their dogs run on a regular basis..
    If i knew a certain dog ran loose all the time and it killed my chickens, on my property, it would meet the same fate as my hens..
    Again i'm sorry for your loss, i hope this doesn't happen to you again.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by