Sad news y'all, the rescue meaties are dying from the cold

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gritsar, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I lost two yesterday and another one this morning. It's not too awful cold in the coop, since the waterers aren't freezing, but it's pretty darn cold anyhow.
    At least they've had 7 months of life, fresh air, sunshine and freedom that they wouldn't have had otherwise.
    Still makes me sad. [​IMG]

    ETA: I cannot heat the coop, to the detriment of the layer birds. It is what it is.
     
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  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    [​IMG] You did a good thing, rescuing them. They don't live that long but they still deserve a good and happy life. I'm sure if they could thank you, they would.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awww. [​IMG] You're right, they DID have the 7 months of a wonderful life which they wouldn't of otherwise have had. [​IMG]
     
  4. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] What a wonderful life they have had with you.



    Mercy??
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Mercy is fine, as is Grace and Hope. The one that died this morning was Dolly, so named because of the size of her breast meat.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You've done fine by them. Heating the coop would only forestall the inevitable. They had a grand trip at your farm!
     
  8. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They had seven months of great life with you.
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Awwwww. < sniff >

    You gave them a loving, peaceful, happy life and they gave you so much pleasure. That was a good and admirable thing you did.
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  10. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I lost an EE and my fav roo to this cold snap [​IMG]
     

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