Peep disappeared

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by happymorrows, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my little peeps was not in the coop this morning when I let the chicks out this morning. I am guessing he/she wasn't there last night when I shut them up for the night. I heard peeping and assumed they were all there, but sure enough, my little BO x Dom was missing this morning. This is the first peep I have lost:( The coop was not in disarray this morning, no signs of struggle, and it is as predator proof as I can make it. The best I can figure is the little one didn't make it up into the coop with the others and got taken before I made it out to do chicken chores. Usually I hear them crying if they can't get it and catch them and toss them in. It wasn't even dark yet! I am majorly sad and feel like a horrible caretaker!

    Here's a picture. Just looking at it makes me want to cry
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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  2. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] I'm very sorry for your loss. [​IMG] We're here for ya [​IMG] I can relate, my first chicken was a bantam and we lost her [​IMG]. Well, I hope you feel better [​IMG] It wasn't your fault, your a good Mommy [​IMG]
     
  3. FoodKillah

    FoodKillah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont feel sad get another one, you cant be more horrible caretaker than the people that own chicken farms and over croud them, you can go to them and save a chicken for yourself
     
  4. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I know, but I just always feel like there is something else I could have done differently! It was especially hard because this was from my first clutch ever with my first broody ever.
     
  5. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I am very sorry! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] I know how it is to lose a chick..I lost one of mine too.. [​IMG] Her name was lil'cornflake..
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    (She's on the right..she was a serama..)
     

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