Todays good news/bad news

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rooster-red, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Good news:
    Today I got 15 more hens!
    All healthy, well cared for by the previous owner, and in the mix were 2 gorgious RIR's.

    Bad news:
    One of the RIR's had a heart attack and died in my arms.
    I did everything possible to reduce their stress while transporting them, even drove my car right up to the quarentine pen gate so as to make the trip from car to pen quick.

    I pulled her out of the dog crate and she got a little fussey, calmed her down and she was settled in when she shuddered and tensed up, closed her eyes and I could feel her heart spasming, and she just died.
    My wife and kids were standing their in shock, as was I.
    I pulled the rest of them out of the crates exactly the same way as the first, and all are fine, eating , drinking, pooping and doing chicken things.
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Im sorry you had to go through that. She may have had a weak heart anyway and what normally should have upset her had a bad outcome.

    Hope the other adjust well.
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    how strange. when i got my birds, it didn't even occur to me that that could happen. we loaded them into a wire cage and loaded the cage into my pickup and i drove home and put the cage in the coop and opened the gate- no problems. what an odd thing to have happen. i'm sorry it happened to you.
  4. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Wow, how aweful Rooster!!!! So sorry for your loss. Hope the rest are doing well.
  5. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    So sorry RR about the loss. [​IMG] and congratulations on the others
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:They were all in a warm, enclosed passenger compartment with me, even listening to the radio.
    I've transported like this several times, an on trips 3 times as far with no problems. Never crossed my mind either.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Wow, Lee, you sure can't foresee things like that happening, can you? Sorry you lost one. Hope the other girls settle in with no more trouble.
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I'm so sorry RR - that had to be really hard on you guys. [​IMG]
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    What a terrible thing to happen. Sorry it happened.
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    That's a wierd one man. Sorry. [​IMG]

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