What a day...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BrahmaMama, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I went out to check on my younger chicks in the coop this morning, and found one of my two blue Orpington chicks dead [​IMG] I have a board going across the door, so when I open the coop door they don't start jumping out, or the big birds going in. The board was down partway, and had trapped the poor thing between it, and the feeder.

    I got the Orp eggs in a swap/trade deal, and didn't even realize they would be blues. I still have one, and a couple more that may be splash...? I need to get ahold of Bob and find out what exactly he sent, lol! I had a couple chicks hatch, that were surprises.

    Anyway, the only thing I can think of, was the board got moved the wrong way, when the boys went out there to show a friend, and when the door got closed, it pushed it down. My FIL had rigged up some baling wire, to hold the corner, but again...it got moved to far over, and wasn't holding it. That was just temporary, and needless to say, we fixed it today.

    I've been trying to get stuff done around the yard, on top of keeping an eye on Gabe in the house. DH is busy moving dirt around the yard with the Bobcat, from the excavation site. And now I'm aggravated, after opening up some mail that of course brings bad news...and I can't do anything about it, until Monday, because that office is closed on the weekends [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh jeesh! I am so sorry for the loss of your little chick. Sounds like you had a bad day....Hope everything is better in the morning...and whatever you need to get done Monday, hope it goes smooth for you!
  3. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Quote:Thank you, Deb. [​IMG]
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your chick. That's so sad.

    I hope tomorrow is a better day for you, with extra good stuff happening. [​IMG]
  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Thank you Sweetshoplady, [​IMG]

    Maybe I can actually get my house cleaned, like I've been meaning to all week, and I will feel a little less stressed, [​IMG]
  6. Tutter

    Tutter Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    N. California
    That's so sad, I'm sorry it happened. [​IMG]
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Sorry about your little guy. [​IMG] You know...I never read the mail on Friday afternoons or Saturday....It will only aggravate me if I cannot handle something in the mail immediately. Make it a new house rule. [​IMG]
  8. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Thank you Tutter, [​IMG]

    Thanks Cetawin, that is very good advice, and I will definitely heed it! [​IMG]
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sorry about your chick loss brahmamama [​IMG]
    And I've had those kind of days too. My heart goes out to you.
  10. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Quote:Thank you [​IMG]

    Well, the one thing I got taken care of, and it wasn't bad-turns out the computer generated the letter, even though I had talked to a gal at the office last week, and thought it had been taken care of (which it actually had) Now I'm just stressed, as a certain piece of equipment we need for Gabe, is not covered under insurance, and the few disability programs we have looked into, only allow a couple hundred dollars...this lift costs $6100 [​IMG] Of course, with his room being built, it's much easier (and cheaper) to put it in now, as it goes in the ceiling. Fun fun [​IMG]

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