If you read The Taj MaCoop, you know what my coop looks like, but i'm here to tell about my loveliest chicken named Tiny Tim (TT). Yes, she is actually, well, used to be, tiny, now she is and average size chicken, but we stuck to the name. She is almost two. TT, being the runt chicken, was always getting bullied around. I had basically trained her to come right over and stay with me. I show how much I loved my TT and my flock. I cared for TT for months so she wouldn't get hurt, but I guess I left to big of a gap. A while later, when I went out to the coop, I saw three of my Rhode Island Reds on top of her. I quickly went in and broke up the huge fight. I was sad when I looked at her, beat up, (She already was before, but a lot more) and so I got her out of the coop right away. I went down in our crawl space and grabbed bucket, and a bird cage lid. I went out and put TT in the bucket and put the lid on top, went to my shop, and grabbed a few bungee cords. I wrapped them around and it was tight. I quickly grabbed the cage and put her in the coop. The next day, I went out and saw she was still alive. I put her on the grass and she played around a bit. I suspected that she had a broken back, because she wasn't walking correctly. Noticing that she was getting weaker and weaker everyday, my hope of her survival was going down. Wounds were infected, feathers falling of, wattles and comb were almost black. I tried everything I could. I even brought her in my house beside our wood stove to warm up. Her days were wrapping up quickly, and all the hours and days I spent on that chicken just wasn't enough for her survival. On Oct 15, 2013, my favourite chicken died.I started making a grave for her. When I was done, I grabbed the stiff body from the bucket and placed her in. I put the straw the she was sitting on in the bucket on top of her, and then filled the hole in. I put a rock over top, and walked away. Now, when ever I go out to the coop, I call "TT girl!" but then I remember that she wasn't there anymore.
All photos were before what happened