My husband calls me "Mother Hen"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Deebsra, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Deebsra

    Deebsra Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 27 day old chicks on Thursday morning. I haven't had chicks since I was 10, that was a couple decades ago! We had 26 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Ameracuna. On Friday I saw one RIR was pasted up so I cleaned her, but she didn't seem okay. I moved her into her own box in case it was something else that was contagious but last night I went to give her more water, she was breathing slow, so I picked her up, she looked up at me, peeped three times and stretched out her feet and died. I balled. It was so sad. Just wanted to share. All the rest of the ladies are happy & healthy. "Stripey" our Am. is a boy and he isn't feathering as fast as the girls and gets a little rowdy, but he's the cutie in my pic :)
     
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  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea, sometimes some of em just don't make it. it's sad, but thats the way it goes. the most healthy make it through the first couple of weeks and then you'll have an idea of how ur new babies are gonna make out. then it gets better when ya see ur little chickies growin and playing and funnin and frolickin around :)
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your chick [​IMG]
     
  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello, so sorry to hear this...hope all your others thrive and provide you many years of happiness.. Welcome to BYC and ...

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Deebsra, and [​IMG]! Wow! That was a sad story! I think sometimes it just goes that way - a weak one just can't recover. Best of luck to you!
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from NY[​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, sorry to hear about your chick :(
     

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