We Must Be Cursed...2nd Roo lost in one month!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cluck4Me, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Cluck4Me

    Cluck4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh...we are so sad today! Our newly adopted Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Roo (sweetest thing ever) developed a respiratory infection that the Vet says he must of contracted just before we adopted him). The Vet put him down today. [​IMG] Three weeks of bonding and loving him...for nothing.
    He was the replacement for our beloved 4 1/2 yr. old Buff Orp Roo that passed over a month ago.
    Not to mention, I examined him yesterday (wondering what else might be wrong with him)...and discovered he was covered in lice!! So guess what my hubby was doing as I took the Roo to the Vet....cleaning out the coop, bleaching it, and sprinkling Sevin dust everywhere! My hens are lice free SO FAR...but like an idiot, I forgot to completely inspect him before putting him with my flock. CRAP...so on top of being sad, I'll be skake-n-baking my hens in a bag of Sevin today....
    I've had better days -[​IMG]

    - Sandy
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    It's really important to ALWAYS quarantine any new ones for a minimum of a month before putting them in with your flock...this is a good reminder for all of us.

    Please don't be discouraged, though! Sounds like he was sick before you got him!
     
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  3. Cluck4Me

    Cluck4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the kind words, Wynette [​IMG]
    I feel so supid...right away I could hear a weeze after he crowed..but he seemed so healthy, I thought it was cute and part of his character.
    Now I know better...
    Another good reminder for anyone adopting a new bird...keep your eyes and ears open! [​IMG]
     

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