RIP Noodles....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DuckFanatic, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2009
    Last night when I was out loving my new horse I heard one of the hens FREAKING out. I glanced over at the coop.. it was too late for them to be singing an egg song.. I didn't see anything. Then the panicked clucking stopped [​IMG]..... So I went back to brushing Penny [​IMG] Later that night my sister and I were setting up a pen for the ducks for the night time. When we came out of the coop my bloodhound was sniffing around in a pile of feathers. I almost kept on walking because there is usually feathers along side the fence of the pen where all of the ducks and hens preen, until I saw something in the dimness. A body. A barred rock body. Noodles!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] She has flown over into our yard a few times but luckily we have found her before the dogs. This time she wasn't so lucky... and I blame myself 100%!!!!! [​IMG] I heard it all happening, I could have stopped it, we were talking about clipping her wings again because they probably grew out.... it's all my fault!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] When I heard her freaking out she must have realized that she was cornered, trapped... Poor girl! [​IMG]
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So sorry about Noodles

  3. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    Don't blame yourself. The same thing happened to is a learning experience...just say a prayer for Noodles and tell her you are will be OK [​IMG]
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Its very sad and unfortunate that this happened but you now have learned a hard lesson. You cannot beat yourself up too long over this as we all forget or procrastinate occasionally. I bet you never forget to clip wings again or perhaps you can put netting over their pen? So sorry you lost Noodles [​IMG]
  5. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2009
    Saint Helens, Oregon
    Sorry for your loss...RIP noodles:hugs
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    [​IMG] RIP Noodles RIP [​IMG]
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    That is really really sad.
    It's okay to blame ourselves when we should. It honors their importance and leads us (hopefully) to do better. That said, it's clear you did not want her to get hurt and had you known it sounds like you would have been on the case lickety split.
    I wish I had the power to turn back the clock for you.
  8. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    Metro Atlanta
    Awww. I'm so sorry for noodles. She was obviously well loved.[​IMG]
  9. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2009
    Thanks for the comforting words but I will always blame myself... i'm sort of glad that she wasn't the sweetest hen so I didn't bond too much with her [​IMG] She is the only one of our hens that can get out because she is a barred leghorn and she can fly well. I feel so guilty [​IMG]

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