Pullet died - murdered by feeder!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fiddlehead, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't believe this.... again!!!!! I went outside to water and feed today to find my beautiful porcelain silkie pullet dead with its head trapped in between the pan and the other part of the feeder. I think it struggled so badly that it broke its own neck... what a terrible death. I feel so badly that I wasn't there to help her. Last summer, the same thing occured, but I happened to be in the run when I heard my white silkie squaking and freed her quickly. I will be removing these feeders and looking for something different. [​IMG]

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  2. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much..
     
  4. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call the company & let them be aware of this .. They may be able to issue a recall & make gap smaller .. So sorry for your loss I bet she was beautiful [​IMG]
     
  5. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oohhh so sorry to hear about your poor baby.. it is always difficult when we lose one..especially because of an unfortunate accident.

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  6. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That is so sad.


    Our feeder has levels to regulate amount of feed coming down. But I have NEVER thought of this happening. Thanks for sharing your story, maybe some tragedies will be prevented.
     
  7. Shayna

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    I am SO sorry for your loss. I would feel terrible too, but it was a tragic accident. Thank you very much for warning us though - you may save other chickens by doing this. I agree contacting the manufacturer is a good idea.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to adjust the feeder so the gap is either smaller and they cant get their head in, or larger so it can't get stuck.
    There should be three or four settings, and you can drill more holes or change the wires if needed
     
  9. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks everyone, I will do this. [​IMG]
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    andrea98 wrote:
    Call the company & let them be aware of this .. They may be able to issue a recall & make gap smaller .. So sorry for your loss I bet she was beautiful

    It's adjustable on all the feeders I've seen
    This is a freak accident, and not a common problem​
     
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