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Lost one of my girls in the pool this morning..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rick Parshall, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Rick Parshall

    Rick Parshall New Egg

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    Hi everybody, been following BYC since we got our babies early spring (2015) have found all the answers I have needed thru the forums!! You are all the best!! Never thought I would say I love chickens but this year after getting a dozen... I LOVE my chickens!! I just officially signed up because I have a question.
    We live in NY and have shut down our pool,it is not covered... Today I found one of my girls in the pool dead.. Wanted to cry as I was not there for her and can not imagine her horror.. At any rate, I also hate to see her life go in vain and wondering if processing a drowned(or died of cold as her head was above the water..) is a good idea.. It happened this morning and it has been in the 30s for days.. Any help?? We ended up with 5 out of a straight run of 7 roosters.. We still have 3, want to process 2 as 3 is still just too many.. I thought she might be good practice. I have read the forums here about butchering so.....
    Advice greatly appreciated thanks.
    Rick P
     
  2. Rick Parshall

    Rick Parshall New Egg

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    I might add she is(was ) a white Leghorn.. I know there is not a lot of meat on her.. We have 4 more Leghorn hens and one Buff Orphington hen and three roosters, a Orphington and two barred rock roosters..
     
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. I am not sure of processing a bird that has died so I will leave that for another member to answer.
     
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  4. Rick Parshall

    Rick Parshall New Egg

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    Thank you!! Glad to be here.. This forum has been very helpful for the nearly year I have been checking in for help. I have up until now found all my answers in the posts. Even if leghorn meat is sparse and may not be able to eat her because of drowning i thought it maybe good practice for processing the roosters... (Soon..)
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry to hear about your hen.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    sorry I wouldn't know if it is okay to process her. You might put "processing thread" in the search box - some will come up and you could ask them. Uncovered pools are death traps for chickens, they cannot swim.
     
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  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! [​IMG]
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss, thanks for joining us.
     
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  9. Rick Parshall

    Rick Parshall New Egg

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    Thanks everybody, glad to be part of the flock now rather than just trolling for answers!!
    Thought i was directed to the forum and asked question here.. Lol then I realized it was the introduction part..
     
  10. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those like me that go to the "unanswered posts" the forum used doesn't seem to matter, but rather the title is what gets my attention.
     

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