Rest In Peace September; One of our girls died today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chick_a_dee, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    We're not sure how she died, but it happened at about 7:20PM tonight. We suspect that she died either while being transported between the run and the brooder (the coop is a matter of days away from being finished), probably trampled by the others in the tote box we use, which my brother always overloads instead of taking them in in 3's, he tries to bring them in all together. The other way is embaressing, my brother has ADHD, and his one chore has been to bring the girls in and out, and today in some fit of brainlessness he decided to pick one up by the tail feathers, We suspect this is more likely the cause of death, something happened to her in those moments when he picked her up. He is now forbidden from touching, going near, feeding, etc. the girls -- this is the end of his connection with the chickens.

    Only a few of the girls had names, but we decided to name her September after the month, and have buried her next to one of the posts that holds a bird house within eyesight of the coop, Her cross will go up tomorrow, and the coop has been dedicated to her. They've become a part of our family, and her death is a blow.
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry for the loss of September.

    But your brother could still feed and water the birds, just not pick them up...
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Quote:Unfortunately, we don't trust him anymore, and until he grows up a bit more he's going to be far away from them, he can still get eggs from the coop when they're laying though, as it doesn't require him to go inside at all.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sorry for your loss.

    Everyone makes mistakes, even those with ADHD.

    Peace comes when forgiveness and mercy are plentiful.
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:[​IMG]I AM SO SORRY
  6. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    So sorry for your loss.
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] I am so sorry to hear about your loss of September...

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