Originally Posted by chickengr
sorry for your loss...
I have been warned not to love any of my chickens. it usually happens that the most beloved ones die. but who can control heart matters?
Thank you. I could not ever see myself doing less than loving them, I remember when I was never to chicken keeping I was discouraged by older keepers in a few instances for playing loose with my heart. But really, I wouldn't be me if I did any less. At least I know Pork was loved for her time here.
Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm
Oh, no!!! That makes me so sad.
I'm so sorry for your loss - I know how special she was.
- Ant Farm
Thank you. She was wonderful. When I hatch more scaleless down the road, it will be hard to not see her in them.
Originally Posted by Kassaundra
So sorry for your loss I've only had one naked to go like that, suddenly about her age w/ not s/sx before hand. It was Frick I didn't do a necropsy on him and never figured it out. He would have been like a second cousin to your Pork.
I am sorry you lost Frick! It is terrible. I am also reluctant to do an autopsy as I am not experienced enough with poultry to perform a conclusive one on my own, and if I sent her in, I wouldn't get her body back. Burying her remains as part of the mourning process is more important to me than having a concrete answer for why it happened.. I know it wasn't something transmissible and I can't stand the thought of someone treating her as some freak chicken to have fun poking around at.
Originally Posted by DesertChic
Oh no! So sorry! She was so cute!
Our birds really do grow on us, don't they. I have my favorite EE in a dog crate in my house right now because she suddenly took ill and seems to be dying. I honestly thought she'd be gone by now, but she keeps surprising me. She snuggles quietly in my lap multiple times per day, but I know her time is short since she rarely drinks and won't eat at all.
I'm so sorry to hear about your EE.. no chance to get her to a vet? I hope she suddenly pulls through for you, or if she doesn't have it in her, does not linger and suffer too long. At least you can know she won't be scared and alone.
Originally Posted by turtlelady627
Awww Im sorry you lost her. Know you gave her the best life possible!! Don't you stop, that would be biggest tragedy here.
Thank you. I am not able to think much of quitting already. All of a sudden one of my little serama hens brought me a baby she hatched from who knows where, and it's the only one. Since the last baby I left with my penned seramas died of either poor mothering or trampling, looks like I will be raising a brooder singleton! That takes too much work and attention to worry about giving anything I love up. It is how I ended up raising my first and second chickens who practically run my life, so maybe it is a little blessing in disguise.
Edited by Skink - 1/10/16 at 10:11pm