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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:36 pm 
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I just found my sweet little Australorp clucky dead on her nest. No way could a snake get to her (mouse and snake mesh cage), so I am thinking heat. She was OK this morning, was in a protected cage in shade, but it got to 34 here today. She only had a week left to go ...... :cry: :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:44 pm 
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Hope you have some way to save the eggs.
Such a sad thing :grouphug:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:47 pm 
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I'm so sorry, mittymoo. That must have been an awful discovery for you. That kind of heat this time of year is quite alarming and really makes me worry about summer.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:25 pm 
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Mittymoo, how awful :cry: I'm so sorry to hear about your girl. The heat is really tough on chooks.....

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Mittymoo,

I didn't realise such things can happen, what a shock it must have been. I raced down to my borrowed broody hens to check if they we ok. :upset:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:42 pm 
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sorry to hear that mittymoo, its always sad when a bird is lost.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:49 pm 
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So very sorry to read of your loss. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: Hope you can save the eggs.....

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:03 pm 
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aw sorry to here
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Poor little mum, will never see her babies - so sad, sure it was quite a shock for you - so unexpected.....
I'm so sorry..... :cry:

Yes, it was very hot here too, today and yesterday afternoon, I too am a bit worried of what we have to expect this summer.

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Very sorry to hear that. The heat is a worry for alot of us.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Thank you all SO much! She was such a sweet little girl, only a pullet, but a lovely little thing. I scooped up her eggs and they are in the incubator along with the others I saved from under a SLW who hatched a couple and left the rest. Hopefully they will hatch OK. It was hotter in the shed than in the 'bator today ...........

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:22 pm 
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:grouphug: so sorry to hear about your lovely girl :(

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:18 pm 
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Gad, now I wonder whether taking advantage of my 2 new broodies is such a good idea :confused:

They'll be in nice shady areas with decent airflow etc but still ... argh.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Oh, so sad :cry:

It is a worry, with hotter days definitely yet to come.

Is it because she was broody on eggs so not able to cool herself in their normal ways? I guess if they feel they need to stay on their eggs they can't do dustbath/ finding shade etc.

Hope your eggs hatch well and lots of chickies help you through this sad time....

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