Sad chicken day ....Stressfull horse day .

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  1. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got home from work today and did my normal thing , go into house , drop off lunch box , get egg carton and head to the chicken coop . When I opened the door , my heart dropped . My favorite barred rock was dead ,laying in the middle of the coop . I don't know what happened , she was fine this morning , no blood , discharge , nothing . S o brokenheartedly after feeding and watering the chickens , I went to feed the horses . I could'nt believe my eyes when I saw what happened ! The horses had gotten into the hay and had one side of the stack drug down (Yes I know it was too close , and i told my SO that last summer and he insited it would be ok . The fence we have is only 4' high and it's electric . Again yes I know it is not what I wanted either , but SO said his dad has had horses and cows for 40 yrs on this property and hasn't had a problem ) Anyway , I tried to figure out where SO put all the fencing supply so I could block them off from the stack . After finally finding it ( I don't know why he keeps moving everything ) I rigged up a temp. fence only to find out that the electric fencer wasn't working . So I had to walk the 20 acre pasture to find out where the fence was grounded out . We have 3-4 ' snow here and half of the walk is uphill ....Oh and it's -10 degrees out . after 2 and a half hours outside I was finally done . Now I can mourn my sweet BR Fiona . [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I'm so sorry about Fiona. It's hard when you lose a favorite. [​IMG]

    Hugs to you!
     
  3. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Im so sorry I feel your pain [​IMG]
     
  4. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am so sorry to hear.

    Hugs to you and you are in my thoughts.

    Jill
     
  5. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .bet ur ready for spring.im so ready for warm weather. sorry to here of ur loss.
     
  6. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry [​IMG]
    Teresa
     
  7. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
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    [​IMG] my goodness what a terrible afternoon. I'm so sorry you lost your hen. That's just heart breaking! I'm praying you'll find peace and comfort.
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    so sorry [​IMG]
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Im so sorry you had a terrible afternoon, and lost a favorite hen. On the bright side....now you can tell your SO, YOU WAS RIGHT! haha!
     
  10. Omeletta

    Omeletta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. It sure can be hard...the little buggers really are easy to love :aww

    Tanya
     

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