Loss of My Last Chicken

tuscanseed(7)September 12, 2008

Hi All,

I usually don't post in this forum but I thought you would understand my sadness. My senior Golden Sebright hen was attacked the other night while she slept in her pen, and she was killed. I am just heartbroken over losing her, as she was such a personality for our family, even the dog. She followed me around in the garden, took dirt baths at every opportunity, ran with the dog out back, and slept by the window with the cat. As most of you know, chickens 'talk' with different sounds and I loved hearing her contentness as she often fell asleep in my arms. Chic-Chic was 8 years old and the last member of my flock from years ago. To many people, she as a lowly chicken, but to me she was an unexpected friend. I guess the lesson here is that sometimes the smallest things in life can bring the greatest joys.

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henhilton(8)

She was beautiful, tuscanseed! Sounds like quite the little character, too. I'm sorry you had to lose her the way you did. I know you'll miss her every day. What a little Chicken Ambassador, buddies with the dog and cat, too. That's one special bird.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 10:18AM
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beeliz(2)

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend,,very sad when these things happen. I understand the heartbreak..your post made me choked up,what a lovely hen.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 11:08AM
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nhsuzanne(z5 SW-NH)

Awwww, I am sorry for your loss. I am sure you will miss the little beauty. I too understand your heartbreak.

What predator got her?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 11:45AM
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marymac

I'm so sorry for the loss of you chic-chic. She indeed was a beautiful bird!!!. I know we can get very attached to our pets, and losing them is hard no matter what they are. My heart goes out to you. May you find comfort in the fact that you had her for 8 years and she had a good life. Bless you.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 1:48PM
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nhsuzanne(z5 SW-NH)

I am sure you would never trade the sorrow you feel right now for the joy that little bird gave you. Will you consider having another or two?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 4:26PM
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johanna_h(Z5 SW MI)

Tuscanseed--

So sorry for your loss of Chic Chic. She was beautiful. You were fortunate to have her for eight years, that's a good chicken life.

--Johanna

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 8:50PM
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kniffin50

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our original flock is dwindleing and each one that passes is painful.With the special ones it is even harder.
Rusty

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 4:42PM
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acorn

She is a beautiful chicken and social too. I am sorry she is no longer with you. Most people don't realize what wonderful friends birds can be. So sorry.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 7:00PM
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sullicorbitt(z5 MA)

So sorry for your loss, she was very beautiful and I certainly understand the feelings of loss that you have.

I'm not sure where you are located but I have several chickens that would be happy to comfort you :)

Remember the good times w/her,
Take care,
Sheila

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 11:58AM
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claraserena(4)

What a sweet little chicken. You gave her a very good life. I undertand how you miss her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dianne

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 8:56PM
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