RIP Babe :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Deerling, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had this sweet chickie for only about 24 hours but I miss her so much [​IMG]. We went to the feed store to pick up bedding for our other chicks and I saw this teeny tiny bantam on her back getting pecked at and run over by the other chicks. The workers didn't have time to care for her and I knew she didn't have much of a chance, but we decided to take her home and see what we could do. I kept her in a bandanna around my neck and gave her lots of Save-a-Chick and tried soft boiled egg yolk a few times. She tried so hard. She was so good about drinking water, but she couldn't stay awake and didn't move around much. She seemed to be getting stronger, peeping and moving in her box at night, but the next morning she was sleepy and limp again.

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    Here she is in the bandanna

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    I only had her outside for a second, but I wanted her to feel the warmth of the sunshine. I'm glad I did. This was a few hours before she died.
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    Here she is before we buried her. It was so sweet how she curled back up, almost like she was still in her egg. It's surprising how much I miss her. Poor little thing. It seems so unfair for them to work so hard to come into the world, just to leave it so soon. I'm glad we were able to keep her warm and safe and love her for her short time here.

    My six year old daughter wrote her this poem:

    Babe
    Cluck Cluck Cluck
    at the meadow's end
    Cluck Cluck Cluck
    says the chick at dusk

    Winter is Cool and Summer is warm
    but oh what a beautiful place Spring is.


    Thanks for letting me share. Still processing.
     
  2. joeyfender

    joeyfender Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is so sad but yet so amazing :'(
     
  3. bwahk

    bwahk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww :(
     
  4. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least the few hours you had her were special and I'm sure she felt loved. What a sweet little chick. Thank you for sharing your story.
     
  5. celestina83

    celestina83 Out Of The Brooder

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    What a beautiful poem and sorry about your baby chick.
     
  6. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes the ones with the least amount of time with us hit us the hardest. I'm so sorry and thank-you for caring enough to try.
     
  7. idahogirl

    idahogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that happend to me a month ago it was so sad I hated seeing it die I tryed so hard also sorry for your loss
     
  8. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    At least she knew love from you....

    So sorry that she did not survive despite your loving care - she will be in your heart forever.

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  9. Imachickenmama

    Imachickenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I an glad she got to feel love before leaving and not at the feed store being pecked at. Thanks for sharing.
     

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