A tribute Page for our Lost Feathered Friends

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by artsyrobin, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    Since so many of us have lost our chickens, and if you want to share in their lives- here is a place to post their picture and story if you want...also pass on this poem if you want, it was sent to me and i give it to you all

    Lend Me A Bird

    "I will lend to you for a while a bird" God said, for you
    to love her while she lives and mourn for her when she's dead.

    Maybe for twelve or fourteen years or maybe two or three,
    but will you til I call her back, take care of her for me?

    She'll bring her charms to gladden you and should her stay be brief,
    you'll always have her memories as solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise that she'll stay since all from earth return,
    but there are lessons taught below, I want this bird to learn.

    I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
    and from the folds that crowd life's land I have chosen you.

    Now will you give her all your love; not think the labor vain;
    nor hate me when I come to take my lovely bird again?

    I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, thy will be done,
    for all the joys this bird will bring, the risk of grief we'll run."

    Will you shelter her with tenderness? Will you love her while you may?
    And for the happiness you will know, forever grateful stay?

    But should I call her back much sooner than you've planned;
    please brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

    If by your love you've managed my wishes to achieve,
    in memory of her you've loved; be thankful; do not grieve

    Cherish every moment of your feathered charge. She filled your home with song of joy
    for time she was alive. Let not her passing take from you those memories to enjoy

    "I will lend to you a Bird" God said and teach you all you have to do
    And when I call her back to heaven, you will know she loved you too

    -Author Unknown-

    This is my sugar, my very special girl who would beg to be held and talked to, would follow me around and inspect everything- rest in peace!

  2. cat_named_noodles

    cat_named_noodles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2009
    Wimberley, TX
    Here is a [​IMG] for you artsyrobin. Losing such beloved chickens is never easy.
    My recent loses:
    This is Godiva, my SLW who died suddenly of unknown causes a little over a week ago:
    And Here's Dante (Bantam Blue Cochin) and Hubert Cumberdale (Bantam EE), who were both killed by wolf-dog hybrids:
  3. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You guys had such pretty birds, and that poem was lovely, thank you for posting that.

    I lost my first, and favorite chicken, Chloe, at the beginning of June. She was the sweetest little girl! She always was the first to come to my when she saw me, she loved being held and talked to, and she really liked flying!
  4. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Rip Molly the buff orp
    and Maggie my EE hen
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    We've lost 4 birds in the last couple of weeks for various reasons. I don't think I will ever get used to it. Thanks so much for the poem. I have printed it and am going to frame it an put it in a prominent place at the coops for us all to remember. I always bawl when I read the tribute posts!! [​IMG]

    Arnold (we thought she was a boy and the name stuck) 3/15/2008 - 7/29/2010

    Spock (12/10/08 - 07/30/2010)

    Jester (06/10/10 - 07/30/2020)

    Baby blue boy
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  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    thank you for sharing them- they are all such beautiful individual!
  7. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    Here is Daisy, sorry it is not a good pic.... She died today. [​IMG]

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rest in Peace:


    .....Olivia will be joining you soon on that Great Roost in the Sky.
  9. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    My sweet ones: I miss you!

    Hermione I
    Lil' One

    Thank you, Robin, for the poem and the thread.
  10. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    Gizmo, partridge Brahma roo
    Shadow, NH red hen
    Jolly, light Brahma roo (my first)
    Puddles, dark Brahma roo

    There have been others over the years, but these were the special ones.

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