We lost Carlos yesterday :( UPDATE

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  1. BlueDevilGirl67

    BlueDevilGirl67 Out Of The Brooder

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    My DH went out to feed the birds and went into the duck coop and found our chocolate muscovay male dead. It has broke our hearts. We are trying to figure out what has happened. He was just fine the day before when I was in the coop and he was being Carlos. We lost two more eggs that the girls were sitting on. A few remains of the shell were outside the coop. Carlos did not have any injuries on him that we can tell and he was only about a 1.5 yrs old. We are putting out a trap on the backside of the coop just to see what we get. We have not told Kathyrn yet. We probaly will over the weekend when she will have time to digest it before she goes back to school. She really wears her heart on her sleeve for her birds. We take care of them during the week because her schoolwork comes first but on the weekend she helps out so she will notice Carlos gone.

    We think a snake got Carlos because the eggs are all gone and nothing is in the trap.-
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2007
  2. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    I'm sorry for your loss! I hope you figure out what is going on.

    Give your Kathryn an extra hug for me.


    -Meghan
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Awww, im so sorry for your loss...and for your poor daughter. I hope you catch whatever got him.
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh thats very sad, I hope your little girl doesnt grieve too much, perhaps it will be easier on her if you told her he got sick rather than attacked if thats the case.
    I hope you find out the cause.
    Hugs
     
  5. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you figure out what happened! [​IMG]
     
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Sorry for your family and your daughter. Give her extra hugs from your byc family. Hope her little heart heals and she remembers the good memories of him. [​IMG]
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    [​IMG] I'm sorry!!! :aww
     
  8. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I'm sorry!!!!
     
  9. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry too. This is the bad part of having poultry as pets. I think my girls tears dried up a long time ago; we have lost so many they have gotten used to it; but I cry for every one. No signs of injury...a dog, maybe? or something totally unrelated. Rats will eat eggs from under the broody mother.
     
  10. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's always very hard on young when they have someone/something die very close to thier heart. I'm sorry you have to deal with this:hit
     

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