OMG!!! Could they have done anything else while I was gone????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lockedhearts, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    So today was the Chicken Swap, hubby and I got up at 5:30 and left the house early. So last night we filled all waterers and gave everyone extra feed to save time.
    I double checked this morning when gathering up birds and everyone was good, all I had to do was put feed in the 3 brooders.
    We get home this evening, come in the house and rest a bit.
    I go out and start feeding, feed the orps, cochins, Turkeys, RIR all are ok, gather those eggs. Top off the brooders and go to the indoor juvie pen, Tiny, my littlest Bantam Columbian Cochin is sitting in the coop with BLOOD ALL OVER her Head! I pick her up and look, she has bee plucked clean and pecked at all around the back of her head, almost SCALPED!!!!!
    I picked her up, brought her in the house, washed off the blood and put some ointment on her.
    So I go back out and start feeding the rest of the chickens, go to the Houdans feed and am checking the coop for eggs, one of my hens is sitting in the coop. I pick her up and check her over, it lookslike she has something on one eye. I look closer and OMG she has gotten her eye pecked!!!!! I know she will be fine with one eye (one of my cochins lost an eye) I just could no believe how much trouble happened around here while we were gone. Worse than a house full of 3 year olds .
  2. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Sorry to hear that! We go on vacation soon and kinda scared, never know what you'll come home to.

    P.S. I am still interested in the 2 doz eggs. [​IMG]
  4. KittyKelly

    KittyKelly Songster

    May 6, 2009
    Central KY
    That sucks!!

  5. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I know what you mean... and it can never only be one thing.... my animals seem to know when my husband goes out of town to work ... they start the day after he leaves... nothing happens when hes home to help deal with it..
  6. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    [​IMG] swaps are soo fun. I am sorry you came home to injured chickens. However, I keep thinking about a room full of three yearolds...I am afraid... Might even give me nightmares!
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Ick! Maybe they missed their momma. : >
  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    I'm soo soo sorry. I hurt for you and them...
    They just went bizarre for you. Do you think anything tried to peck them threw their pens.

    I had that happen once with a blue jay, so much, I had to stone him away.

    He was a crazed bird. I'm pming you.

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