Mourning the death of two of my girls

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ksbmom, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. ksbmom

    ksbmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked out at my coop early this morning to see two of my girls (one RIR, one Ameracauna) lying on the ground. Apparently a raccoon managed to get into the coop last night and got my prettiest hen and one of my best layers. We never heard anything in the night! The kids and I had a burial this morning - my daughter made a "grave marker" and put flowers on the top of the grave. Thankfully we have four new chicks in the garage and I'm thinking of going to get two more. As my hubby said - it happens, but we're still a bit sad.
     
  2. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss .[​IMG]
     
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Oh I am so sorry you lost your girls! I know these things happen, but it is never easy!![​IMG]
     
  4. Hecate

    Hecate Out Of The Brooder

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    Too bad - it's terrible to look out and see a chicken dead! My kids did the same whe we lost our first chick, and later a hen.
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
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    [​IMG] to you all. That's what my hubby says too, it happens. Well yes, but that doesn't mean I have to like it!
     
  6. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I'm sorry, I know how hard that must be.

    Try and find where whatever it was got in and nail some hardware cloth/welded wire over the opening because "it" will be back.
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Many hugs to you & your familly. May your grief be short and your fond memories long.
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    aaawww bless their hearts. I am sorry you lost your girls. Find that spot they got in and reinforce it for sure.
     
  9. maine chicks

    maine chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is always sad when you loose some -glad you have some chicks-spring is here so you could get a couple to replace them and good luck.
     
  10. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I can relate to the feeling of walking out to a horrible sight like that. I walked out to find my gold star hens and my very much loved Pekin duck had gotten attacked by a raccoon. I was so devastated. I cried for hours that day...No one could console me...not my parents, brother or boyfriend. I was so sad. [​IMG]

    *hugs* Once again I am sorry. I know how you feel and its horrible!!
     

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