Saturday, 24 August 2013

So sad ....

 



We're so sad, we've lost two of our little chicks in the last two days.  One died last night and one has just been found dead in the run.  We don't know what has caused it but so many things can go wrong with such tiny little lives.
 
We know nothing about where they were hatched or what start they had in life, but we do know they had a very good Mummy who kept them cosy and looked after their every need.
 
She keeps the Broody House that they are living in absolutely perfectly clean and is always with them and aware of everything that is going on around the run.
 
Hopefully she will be able to continue looking after the remaining chicks, they seem healthy and alert and are running around and feeding and drinking beautifully, as were the other two until they died.
 
It's sad, but it's the way it goes I'm afraid when you have babies on the farm  :-(
 
Sue xx

10 comments:

  1. That is so sad. Big Hugs to you all xxxxx

    SFT x

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  2. Ah I am sorry, fingers crossed for the others xx

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  3. Aw Sue, that is terribly sad. I hope all the others are sticking close to their mama.

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  4. Aw, that is sad, but as you say, that's the way when you keep animals :(
    I am sorry, but I do hope the others thrive and grow up well.

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend dear lady and LH. Take care

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  5. I am so sorry to hear this give those little ones you have left a lovely gentle cuddle and a kiss, dee x

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  6. I sympathize, Sue. We have had that happen,too, with chicks. I just think they must be so vulnerable that anything can go wrong and seemingly for no reason.

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  7. Sue, that is indeed sad. Hope all of the others will be well though.

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  8. Sorry you lost these little fluffies, hope your remaining brood will all be healthy and strong after this set back, I guess nature only provides for survival of the fittest.

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  9. Sorry to hear about the little chickie Sue. I have had this happen too and it breaks my heart...We have a broody hen with the chickens due out on Thursday, hoping all goes well...

    xx

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  10. Sorry to hear about the little chickie Sue. I have had this happen too and it breaks my heart...We have a broody hen with the chickens due out on Thursday, hoping all goes well...

    xx

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