please save your $$ and learn a lesson, buy another bird and move on.
That's not how pets are treated and this bird is a pet to the poster. I respect that your chickens are barnyard animals, and I know you take good care of them. Of course livestock and pets are treated differently and I respect that difference. To some, chickens are livestock. But to others, they are loved pets. We can't just learn to suddenly treat our birds like livestock and move on, any more than you can suddenly learn to fall in love with your chickens as pets. Whether someone has pet chickens or livestock chickens, there can be mutual understanding for each other. I don't think there are any "lessons" that need to be learned. One way isn't any better than the other, just different.
Well said... we all look at things different. I only have 4 at the moment... and they are so much a part of my life. I love to go home after work, sit on the patio and let the girls out of their pen... just watching them melts my stress of the day away. They know their names, they have personalities, they are part of the family. I will do what ever is in my means to keep them healthy and happy. I understand and respect the flip side as well... we all do what we can, how we can and when we can. No rights... no wrongs... just a nice shade of gray.