Millie died, too.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenmum, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens, a Red Dorking named Millie, died. That was before Meme, though. Also, Alice died this past summer and Beatrix died this fall. Is this making me sound like a bad mommy?
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Well, it depends on why they are dying. If you butchered them to eat then no, you just sound hungry. If they were old or got some disease you couldn't prevent then no, things happen. If they went for a week without food and water........then yeah......
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Agreed..... what is making them die?
     
  4. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Alice seemed to have gotten sick,( and yes, I used an eyedropper and gave sulmet-water and/or nutridrench like, just about every feeding) Beatrix seemed to have gotten sick sick, too. I medicated her but it might have been that evening feeding that I found her dead. Millie got attacked by a possum or something, and Meme might have frozen( it maybe could've been prevented by making her a jacket thing or taki g her inside. She was molting like, alot, and the weather got cold.)
     
  5. RPetChicks

    RPetChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thats sooo sad! I have 6 chickens (2 golden laced wyonddottes, 2 plmouth barred rocks, and 2 arucaunas) and I loovee them sooo much I would cry my eyes out if one of them died!
     
  6. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't cry so much when one of my regular chickens dies, but a couple or so years ago when my little Black-tailed Buff Japanese Bantam (Miss Banty) died I bawled. I still haven't gotten little Buff another mate.
     
  7. corydonald

    corydonald Out Of The Brooder

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    my coop
    sad [​IMG]
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:Not at all. Chickens don't have a long lifespan and sometimes they just die for no apparent reason.
    Don't beat yourself up. [​IMG]
     

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