My last chicken is gone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Skitz, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Some of you may know that all of my chickens got killed on Christmas eve by my step dads dog. Here's the thread so you know what happened https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=432630&p=1 .

    Well my silver sebright was the only one that survived the dog attack and today she was killed by the very same dog that killed her friends on Christmas eve. That was the last chicken I'll ever have because I'm done with chickens. I was so attached to them. RIP all my chickens.

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  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so, so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] I lost my entire flock once too. It can be devastating. [​IMG]

    But i hope you won't write off chickens forever. Later on, when you have a better situation, you may be able to have chickens again and love them for many years.
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    i am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I didn't read the other thread but I'm sure sorry for you. I'd dig a deep to hole to bury that beautiful bird and make sure it has furry company in it.
     
  6. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Oh gosh, I am so sorry that you lost her as well. I would be so heartbroken, as I'm sure you are. [​IMG] It is unacceptable that this happened again... I hope you have a strict talking-to with your neighbor about their dog.

    I wouldn't say goodbye to chickens forever, though--give yourself a while to grieve and then you can make your decision later. It could be that later you can create a secure coop and won't have to worry about losses even with the neighbor's dog, and you may find yourself missing having chickens down the road.

    Many sad hugs to you, though. I can understand the crushing sadness you're feeling right now... [​IMG] It hurts so much to lose one, or a few, and the whole flock is just devastating. [​IMG] I'm sure you gave them happy lives in the time they had on earth, though...
     
  7. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    i am so sorry.
    i would not get anymore right now while the dog is still around.it will not stop.i am sorry that your step dad doesn't seem to care.its hard, i know,i have been there.
    but one day you will have a better situation and you can have as many chickens ,safely as you like and you will have the last word on how things are done and cared for.[​IMG]
     
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  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    Quote:X 2 - when you are able to control the situation, chickens and other birds will be the right thing to do.


    Give yourself time to heal your heart - learn more about chickens, breeds, genetics and all the good stuff and dream of your future chickens.


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  9. TheyThinkI'mTheirMom

    TheyThinkI'mTheirMom Out Of The Brooder

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    She was such a beautiful chicken. It is so sad to have lost all of them. I hope that you'll find a way to continue having them around.
     
  10. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful bird. Please accept my condolences. I agree with everyone else. Take time to grieve and then think about it. I lost 12 chickens about 2 months ago to a stray dog attack. It is heart wretching. Once again I am very sorry.
     

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