What a terrible chicken day. *VENT*

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gumpsgirl, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    SHEESH! It really was a terrible day for my chickens and I. [​IMG] Just to sum things up and try to make a long story short, here's what happened. To start my day off I found out that the chicks that I hatched for my nephew this past weekend died last night at his house. They were fine when I took them to him last night, so I don't have a clue what happened there. After that lovely news I checked on my chicks and saw that they were all scratching their heads like crazy. My guess is mites that they got from a chick I picked up this past weekend. [​IMG] That's another long story! After I dusted the chicks down with DE, I checked on my chicks in the coop and noticed that one of the Silkies I got for my daughter that has a issue with its neck but was on the mend, went backwards and was the worst I've seen it. Every time it turned its head, it would turn completely upside down. Now if that wasn't enough, I came home from taking my son to ball practice this evening and found my little Buff Orp. that has had problems since it hatched Sunday, drowned in the water dish. [​IMG] I tell you what. Tomorrow better be a much better day or I might just throw in the towel. Thanks for letting me vent.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Gosh! You have had a terrible day! [​IMG] Sounds like you need a spa day! Hope tomorrow is better!
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry you had such a bad day. I know how difficult it is then murphy's law seems to take over your life [​IMG] Hang in there.........it always gets better eventually [​IMG]
     
  4. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gumpsgirl, so sorry, hope tomorrow is much better :aww
     
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh Stacey I'm so sorry. When it rains it pours! I thought the little silkie was doing much better :-(
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So sorry . Hope tomorrow is much better for you . CALGON TAKE ME AWAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Stacey, when you own chickens long enough, you get those kind of days at times. I'm sorry for all your troubles today! Geez. Wish I could give you a real, honest-to-goodness hug!
     
  8. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so so so sorry. I hope that tomorrow is much better! [​IMG] :aww [​IMG]
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you for all of the cyber hugs and well wishes everyone. I just went and checked on my chicks and a few are still scratching like crazy and some are sneezing now, which could be from the DE powder I guess. [​IMG] Here in a few minutes I'm going to go in and rub each one down with the DE and clean the brooder good again. The little banty that introduced this crap in the first place seems to be doing better today, so hopefully that means the others will be on the mend soon as well. I'm not sure about the Silkie yet, as I haven't been out to the coop this morning. I will be going out that direction soon so we'll see.

    Thanks again everyone! Here's to a MUCH better day. [​IMG]
     

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