Very Sad News

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by C&C Chickens, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. C&C Chickens

    C&C Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We came home today to find that our beloved Sally had died. We are heartbroken, especially since it appears that she drowned. The contractor doing some work on our house found her floating in a bucket full of water in our backyard. We didn't realize the danger that a chicken could face with a bucket full of water. We've learned an important and very sad lesson. The irony is that we spent so much effort to keep them safe from predators. She wasn't even a year old, and was our most prolific layer so far. We are going to really miss her.

    Sally at three months:
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  2. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
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    That is so sad.[​IMG] Now I'm worried about my silkies------there are 2 buckets of water in the coop for their drinking water. The one the silkies use is a small ice cream bucket. Hope they'll be o.k.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Very sorry for your loss. [​IMG] We had a horse that would knock chickens into the water trough. Could not for the life of us figure out why we kept getting drowned birds until we saw her do it....
     
  6. Luvroos

    Luvroos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss!

    Drdoolitttle, I'd place rocks, bricks or something simular in the buckets in order to give them something to stand on if they ever get stuck in it, for all and not just for silkies!
     
  7. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So sorry you lost Sally, but hopefully someone on here might be helped by this. Sending sympathy and hugs [​IMG]
     
  9. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So so sorry
     
  10. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing for everyone's benefit.
     

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