My son just fell on two chicks.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Solsken Farm, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. I don't need any advice, they went quickly. He lost his footing and landed on two when he went down. I am so sad. [​IMG] I feel terrible.

    Boy this sure can be an up and down thing with chicks.
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Awww - those accidents can happen so quickly!

    So sorry to hear about your chicks!
  3. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    I am so paranoid that that will happen to me. A friend of mine's daughter stood on one of her chicks , she had to kill it as it was still alive . At least yours was quick and hopefully painless. Don't be too hard on yourself :aww
  4. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Songster

    sorry for your loss
    accidents happen.

  5. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    How is your son feeling? I hope he's ok.
  6. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Is your son ok? That must have been pretty traumatic for him!

    I'm sorry for all of you. How awful.
  7. smpezzi

    smpezzi Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    awww I am so sorry for all of you [​IMG]
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Oh, no!! Your poor kid. I bet he's just broken up. . . My ds tore through the house once when he was a kid and killed a baby blackbird I was raising. I was so mad, and I really laid into the kid, b/c I'd told him probably 6OO times not to run into the house or through it. Well, he was traumatized as it was and my blistering tongue-lashly didn't help. He was like a mouse for at least a month. Sorry about your chickees, too.[​IMG]:aww
  9. Oh thanks everyone. My poor son feels terrible, and he saw me cry, which rarely happens. I just felt so awful and it happened so quickly. I supervise them so carefully but I wasn't next to him as he started to fall over.

    His dad picked up a new (old) beater truck with an extended cab just now, so that made him feel better.

    I know these chicks are fragile, and pray we can get the rest of them to adulthood.

    Bless my dh (who didn't want any chickens to begin with, or any of the animals we have for that matter). When he came home and the kids told him and he saw my face, he said "Call the folks you got them from and get some more." Now that was sweet.

    Thank you again. This is such a great place. If I told this story to most of the folks I know, they would make some joke about cooking them up or something.
  10. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Quote:[​IMG] That was sweet!!!!!! What a guy!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008

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