Lost one today - in a crazy way

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by calicokat, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    We had two identical WCB Polish roosters, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Everyone was free ranging today like usual. Thing 1 usually chased everyone else around, trying to remind them he is top roo.

    Went out to put them to bed, and THing 1 is FLOATING IN THE SWIMMING POOL! It's an above ground, about 4.5 feet tall. All I can figure is, he was chasing one of the other birds, and got to flying a bit - then found himself out of umph and over the pool. We feel horrible because we planned to take the pool down for the winter tomorrow afternoon. [​IMG]

    Durn Murphy's Law!
     
  2. deChickyHen

    deChickyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss... [​IMG]
     
  3. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This happened to one of mine a while ago. Noticed I was missing a chicken searched for ages. Finally found her floating in one of our ponds. So me thinking she was dead got a stick and slid her across the water towards me. Then she moved. She had hyperthermia so was stiff, freezing, very very slow heart beat and taking like two breaths a minute. But after blow drying her for ages then putting her in the incubator she was completely back to normal in just a few hours.
    Sorry you lost your roo though [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  5. simplynewt

    simplynewt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a bummer cali. Sorry to hear about that. [​IMG]
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Mine fall in my water lily ponds from time to time but they can at least get out quickly. It's really funny to see them do it, they run over the water lilies to get out and it looks like they're walking on water.

    Sorry for your loss though [​IMG] Sounds like those with pools need to keep the chickies safe from it.
     
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    sorry for your loss.....[​IMG]
     
  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh goodness, so sorry for your loss! Now I am worrying how high my free ranging bantams can jump.
     
  9. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So sorry...
     
  10. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow how unfortunate!! Sorry to hear that. Having chickens there is always something going on... Not Good and so sorry [​IMG]
     

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