OMG, OMG, just shoot me now

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tattooedchickenlady, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Dinky Springs, la
    This has been a week to remember.
    Last night I got home to find 2 of my 3 week old meat boys OUTSIDE of their brooder box, they finally were able to fly out, so I proceed to clean it out, get an accurate had count, and clip 134 pairs of wings.

    Today I'm cruising around in here when my mom says "how did you get out here" One of my dogs is on the carport, and when I look out the front door, 3 more are across the street.
    I proceed down the street to gather up the last 2 who won't come home, while my 3 yo is "helping" me collect them. Well, he's wearing flip flops that keep falling off THE WHOLE TIME I'm trying to get the dogs.

    SO I leave all the dogs on the porch to go to town, when I get home, I see one of the dogs on the carport again. So I'm aggravated at this point , but not really frantic. Then I walk up and see the cover of the brooder inside the box, and I hear cheeping.


    I look in the box and see several dead chicks, and one of my dogs *in front of me* grabs another chick and CRUNCH, there goes another one.
    All told, I lost 24, with one more on the way out.

    Oh, and my 2 female dogs are viscously fighting, and there is blood all over the porch and down her ear.....

    I'm sick, first the broken egg with the chick in it, now this. I'm seriously discouraged. If I didn't love my chickens so much, I would so get rid of them........
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Sorry to hear about your week. It can only get better from here! [​IMG]
  3. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Dinky Springs, la
    thanks, I really think it's the phase of the moon or something......I hope we are DONE with all the death and dying around here.
  4. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Dogs will kill them really fast. My sweet little dog, has even killed chicks. I think she was more playing with them, then on to another as they stopped moving. Sorry to hear about your loss.
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I feel your pain !!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My dog got into my coop 2 times over the last 3ish weeks and got my favorite chicks (she must know the ones I like best) I HATE when she does it..... Breaks my heart !!!!!! I know she doesnt think she is killing them she wont eat the or anything, she just wants to play with them (they dont want to play back) so I understand...... It's hard !!!!!! I guess the best thing to do is move on and make sure they are more protected !!!!!

    :aww :aww :aww :aww :aww :aww :aww
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Eehh, that's pretty crummy!! Sounds like time for a bit of reorganization and maybe a couple 'get the point' talks with the dogs. Especially two that are fighting with each other. That is such a huge no-no in our home.
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA time i think i'm having a bad day...i'm gonna re-read this post! sorry about all this!...[​IMG]
  8. nerfy

    nerfy Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Western Illinois
    Wow, and I thought my day was bad.
    So sorry![​IMG]
  9. BFeathered

    BFeathered Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    :awwSo sorry you've had a rough week. The phase of the moon and this too shall pass. "Just keep swimming..."
  10. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Quote:I'm usually one to find the positive side of things, but this has been a really hard month for alot of people. Excluding all the National economic trouble.

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