Bittersweet Day......

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by steffpeck, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Today has been a bittersweet day for me. One of my favorite pullets has not been well since last Wednesday. I have tried everything and she just has not been getting better. I finally decided today to take her to the vet to have her put to sleep and have her necroscopied. I am getting new chicks in a few weeks and I fear that she has something that could be harmful to them. So for the health of my whole flock as well as the new babies coming I decided that was what best for us. After I got home from taking her to the vets, I went out to the coop to let everyone out and to check for any eggs from late layers and much to my surprise I found a blue egg sitting in one of the nest boxes. I started to scream, and scared the heck out of my poor birds. My DS (2 years old)and I jumped around and were screaming WooHoo!!! It was quite funny. So as sad as I am over the loss of my dear Tink, I am very happy to finally have a blue egg!!!! Now if the other 5 will get laying then I will be really happy!!


    My Dear Tink
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    First Blue Egg
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  2. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Bittersweet, indeed. so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved Tink. She looked like a sweetie.
     
  4. trinity

    trinity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your lose...and congrates
     
  5. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am so sorry. It is difficult to lose one. Very pretty markings on Tink.
     
  6. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry you lost Tink. She looks very sweet in her pic. RIP, Tink.

    Have fun with your blue eggs! I never get tired of seeing a blue egg in the nestbox! I just love EEs and Ameraucanas!
     

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