Friday, October 8, 2010

R.I.P. Butterscotch and Cookiedough

I received a text from my landlord asking if I had lost interest in the chickens and if so he could find some foster care for them. A neighbor e-mailed him consered that I lost interest in the chickens. I text back explaining that I had not lost interest, that i had actually bought two more chickens and have been feeding them all organic feed and nice bedding. I also told him i had a stack of library books checked out on chickens. NO i have not lost interest, I want to learn more. He felt better and told the neighbor to butt out.
A few hours later we get home to find Cookiedough almost gone. Monkey held her and comforted her until she fell completely passed. Butterscotch was doing great. Until the next morning Monkey went to check on her and she was dead.  WEIRD
Did that neighbor put a curse on me and my chickens. Who knows, I just thought it was a huge coincidence that both of my little girl chickens died not 24 hours after e-mailing my landlord. Maybe she herd Cookiedough cry or something along those lines???
I bet she did not put a curse on me but that was the first thing that came to mind. What we think happened is that a cat or coon got in the barn and scared them to death. I think Cookiedough had a heart attack. I think the same animal got it the barn the next night and tried to get Butterscotch out of her cage but failed causing her to be strangled.
This was very sad for us especially the girls. I had to explain to them that we have them to produce eggs for us and that we can not get that close to them because things like these happen.
I will get more chickens when we get back from being out of town. I will do things a little different the next time around

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