La Fleche cockerel had to be put down :(

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Frozen Feathers, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    My beautiful La Fleche, El Diablo, had to be sent to chicken heaven today. [​IMG] I just can't believe it.
    I had noticed that El Diablo hadn't been leaving the coop, but he didn't look sick and I figured it was just because of the other cockerels and roosters he was shy to leave it. I have been so busy with holiday junk and pre-winter clean-up that haven't been handling my flock as much as I like to and finally Saturday I got a chance to look at everyone. I found my La Fleche with what we thought was an infection on his wing, like maybe he had been wounded...but couldn't find a wound anywhere. It was a swollen round thing. I lanced it, thinking it would release pressure, but no puss came out. A tumor coming off the wing bone.
    This morning I made the decision to put him down, he just seemed to be going down hill and stopped eating. His crop was empty every time I caught him.
    I feel like such a terrible chicken keeper. I can't believe he was so sick and I didn't know. I don't know if there was anything I could have done but I still feel so sick about the whole thing. [​IMG]
    Thanks for listening.
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
  3. Oh I am so sorry to hear this Angie!! A big old [​IMG]
    to you!!

  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Oh, how sad. I'm so sorry for you!
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I am so sorry! I know how hard it is to lose a family pet. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. Itsme

    Itsme Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    NW Wisconsin
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    I'm so sorry.....what a bugger. [​IMG]
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Awww Crud!!![​IMG]
    I'm so sorry for the loss of Diablo.[​IMG]
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awww Angie.....dont blame yourself. It was something that was beyond your controll. His time here was done. You did the right thing to end his suffering, THAT alone makes you a GREAT chicken momma. Gods speed El Diablo. Green pastures, and warm winds.
  10. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    awwww :aww

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