Near Death....lesson learned!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gritsar, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    After working a 24 hour shift on Sundays, I'm not good for much on Mondays. I usually just walk around in a daze, doing only what absolutely has to be done.
    Yesterday we had the chicks on the front screened porch. They were enjoying the sunshine and checking things out. When I came back in the house after checking them, I left the front door open. I knew all the other animals were outside and the chicks were safe. Wrong. A little while later Charlie dog scratched at the back door to be let in and I opened the door and let her in without giving it a second thought. A couple of minutes later I heard a chick screaming bloody murder and when I ran to the door to find out what the commotion was about, here comes Charlie running in the front door with a chick in her mouth! I gave her the drop it command and she did; then hightailed it into the bedroom knowing she was in trouble. I scooped the chick up and didn't find any bite marks. Thank goodness Charlie has what they call a "soft mouth". I kept the chick seperated in a small plastic tote in the house last night. I encouraged her to drink a lil water about once an hour, but all she wanted to do was sleep. I finally went to bed early this morning, not sure what I'd find when I woke up. What I found when I got up was a mad chick that could hear her brothers and sisters peeping and she wanted back out with them. She was trying to climb the sides of the tote. She's doing fine now, but I still feel guilty. I'll never leave the chicks again without checking and re-checking to make sure I know where the other critters are. [​IMG]
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Glad the chicks are okay! [​IMG] Sheesh! That would've given me a panic attack!
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    To close of a call for sure. Thank goodness little chicky wasn't hurt at all. That's what happens when we run on empty sometimes.
  4. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Glad the little one is O.k.!
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    If I had been picked up by a dog and covered in dog drool....I would want sleep too. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Glad chick is okay.
  6. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:[​IMG] Thank you Cetawin! Looking at it that way, I can laugh now! [​IMG]
  8. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    Quote:So true!
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Glad the chick was ok! [​IMG]
  10. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    That reminds me of a dog I had many years ago. He had a pet kitten. My cat had her kittens in a box on the front porch. the dog (a husky/shepherd mix) would go to the box, get "his" kitten (mama would just roll over and let him take it), and carry it around in his mouth. He had that kitten so spoiled rotten, that it got too fat to walk! He would bring it back and put it back in the box, and mama would just roll over and feed it LOL

    glad your chickie is ok

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