Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hankshens, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. hankshens

    hankshens In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2008
    Why is it that I take good care of my chickens and something always happens to them! People who just let theirs go and fend for theirselves are fine and never have any problems. I dont understand! I just lost my Electra baby so I am pouting. Sorry.
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Sorry you lost your baby. Sometimes letting them free to build immunities and resistance to stuff is a better approach. The strong survive and are more vigorous.
  3. We are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to loose one of the babies. We just had to put one down ourselves. I agree though, that it seems that the free-er they are, the less problems. Our chickdren that run around in the large outdoor pen (basically free range) are always much healthier than the ones we have penned for breeding stock.
  4. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    So sorry for your loss [​IMG] It is never easy! I lost 3 babies to drowning in a horse tank. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have never lost a chicken to predators but I did lose one the other day to suffocation when all the chicks piled into the feeder to keep warm. [​IMG]
    So sorry for your loss- it's frustrating.
  6. hankshens

    hankshens In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2008
    Thank you all. I am trying to quit crying but I cant. Please say a prayer for her.
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    prayers have been said for your lost one...and for you! [​IMG]
  8. LAChick

    LAChick Songster

    Sep 5, 2008
    I know the feeling of loss all to well when the most friendliest of my chickens was snatched by a coyote. I was angry, sad and felt defeated for several days; then I refocused on the others and moved forward.
    My hens are free range during day light hours and some of my hens are over 12 years of age, with very low diease rate.
    Well also say a prayer for you and your little one.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    Sorry for your loss.

    I am praying for you.

    The one you lost is doing just fine.
  10. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    part of raising chickens is death and i can almost assure you everyone looses chickens..........but i am sorry for your loss

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