Chicks replaced?????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickengirl_23, May 29, 2007.

  1. chickengirl_23

    chickengirl_23 Hatching

    Apr 3, 2007
    I started out with 8 day old chicks 3 years ago. One i gave to a friend since it was a rooster, 1 died from heat, 1 died from a not sure (internal?) sickness, 1 died from a neck problem, and one died from another unknown problem. So, I have 3 left. (Sorry to depress everyone). I dont feeel so sad anymore because I can feel each hen that has passed away and feel they are quite close. So, is it just me or do some people feel like they would be replacing their first babies by buying new ones? I don't want to buy more and replace them... [​IMG] Anybody else feel this way?
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Naw. I don't look at it as replacing beloved pets as much as expanding my pet family. Each one holds a special place, which will not change, but to add new ones, who will create their own special place, is exciting. It's also moving forward without leaving those you love behind.
  3. jkm

    jkm Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Forest Grove
    see my post under chicks, second time around, and today i swapped out two roos, i was attached to the first bunch ten weeks old

  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I have been replacing birds since day one. My birds are my pets, and I adore each and everyone. But I also love eggs, so I try to keep my numbers up to get the most eggs.[​IMG]
  5. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    I remember when my 12 1/2 year old boxer died. I was heartbroken but I only lasted 10 days before I had another one to sleep in my bed.

    My vet told me it was a great tribute to her memory that I was willing to go through it all again.

    I feel the same way about my chickens.

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