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Peep is walking on sunshine now :(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by magicpigeon, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    One of my silkie hens was killed today [​IMG] I found her hidden in the bushes only slightly moving but it was clear she wasn't long for the world. Her insides had been ripped open and eaten. It was a wonder she was still moving.

    I think our dog must have dug under the fence and stolen her. And the only reason we bought the dog was to protect the chickens! [​IMG]

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    Peep was never 100% and was always a bit of a small one. She was battling an eye infection lately and I think could only see from one eye. She had 3 clutches of eggs, all of which were unsuccessful. Ever since we have been collecting and eating her eggs. I hope her death was quick and painless though I know that isn't likely. I am seriously considering just asking to have the dog "dispatched". Once they have the "Taste" do they stop? I am revolted, she even looked a little proud and showed me her "kill". [​IMG]

    As a consolation, Peep's "soulmate" mister Buk Buk was rehomed a few months ago and I learnt, disappeared and most likely died. I hope that they are both together now, when I gave M.B. away Peep would search the garden "calling" for her friend [​IMG] We are going to have her buried tomorrow in the "communal graveyard". She was only 1 year old. [​IMG]

    I don't know whether to cry or scream now. [​IMG] Right now all the silkies are going to be kept in the sleeping coop until the weekend where I can secure the fence. And the dog will be kept leashed (sp?) until I decide what to do with her.
    Sorry for the long post everyone. I'm the biggest sook ever and cry for agessss whenever a bird dies. [​IMG]

    Winding up, Goodbye Peep, I hope we managed to give you a good life with the short time you were with us, or that you are in a better place now. You will be missed more than you will ever know [​IMG]
     
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  2. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     
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  3. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    So sorry for your loss... [​IMG]
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so very sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     
  6. kpsullivan

    kpsullivan Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry you lost your chicken. We have 2 dogs, one that pays no attention to the chickens and one that would certainly kill one if given the chance. They are both bird dogs, so I'm sure Jake would be proud of his kill and bring it to me for a reward. As much as I reprimand him for harassing the birds, he keeps right on doing it.[​IMG]
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, so sorry to hear this happened!

    HUGS to you!

    Sharon
     
  8. OiNoi

    OiNoi Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm so sorry!
     
  9. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    [​IMG] I am so Sorry [​IMG]


    Bad dog [​IMG]
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Thanks everyone for your kind words [​IMG] We have decided to the the dog - one more chance. This was more of a "communal" decision LOL [​IMG] so I'm still going to be more vigilant than usual and of course if we find the dog chasing or showing unusual interest in the birds again this will be forcefully discouraged. In the event of another mauling the dog will be sent to the pound. [​IMG]
     

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