Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Saddest Thing

Okay, I'm about to tell you about the saddest thing that I think has happened to me this year, so if you don't like sad stuff, do not continue:

Just a few minutes ago, I walked out to our garage. I fed and watered the chicks, as usual. And they were even bigger than the last time I saw them (yesterday), as usual. After I finished that, I went over and talked to Butterscotch, the setting hen. I gave her some food and soothing words. Then I walked around her cage and my heart stopped; lying there was a tiny, motionless chick on the floor. It had blue skin and white feathers, and was still slick. A little spot of blood was on it's head. It's body was cold, but the blood was not dry yet. I couldn't beleive it. That was our first nearly successful hatching. I mean, it at least got out of the egg. I feel like crying, but I won't. The weird thing is, we couldn't find any eggshells around the cage, but there was one less egg under Butterscotch. Isn't that odd?

Sadly signing out,

(PS- Yeah, I know the same post is on The Coop Scoop.)


Don said...

Oh, that is so sad. I feel for you. You must think that if you had gone over there an hour earlier, you would have... no, you're right, the chick wasn't meant to be. I like your attitude. I am going to watch your movie about the other hatching.

chickengirl said...

It was very sad. I know in my heart that we could've saved it, but that day was a huge day for us, so the hen was the last thing on my mind...