I've had quite a number of accidental poultry deaths in the last year or so for whatever reason. Lost a several week old duckling to my own birds, lost two hens to my guinea fowl, had a rooster mutilate a favorite hen of mine (she recovered, only to later be taken by a predator), lost three young birds for reasons I still don't understand at all, and so on. Quite a number of sad incidents. Today I just lost two of my wonderful Icelandic chicks to, of all things, my young seramas because I put them together in a pen outside for the first time. I thought they'd be just fine, but no--my young serama rooster pecked two of them to death. (Note the seramas are about seven weeks and the Icelandics around five weeks? Something like that. It's not as though these were two days old.) I'm just so horrified. When I lose birds unexpectedly and suddenly like this, I always get this awful feeling of both wanting to mourn the losses and just wanting to pretend it didn't happen. Most of all, though, I get this feeling of wishing I could go back and prevent the deaths. Most of the time it's something so simple, it could've been avoided if just one thing was done differently. Of course it's a useless feeling, but I can't help getting it. I get very attached to my chickens, and these sorts of things are hard for me. What do you all do to help yourselves feel better after experiencing an accidental loss? Do you push on and shoulder the loss, or let yourself cry it out for a bit? I'm just curious. I just feel so bad and I hate this feeling so much. Losses are always sad of course, but easily preventable ones? They're most definitely the worst.