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Good bye Clara...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paganfish, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Hello-

    Today, I noticed one of my bantam hens struggling to get. up She kept falling on her side/wing. When I picked her up she seemed to not be in any physical distress but I knew she was struggling-inwards.

    I didn't like the idea of putting her down but if she was in pain...that had to be done.

    So, I had a friend (fellow chicken lover) look at her and asses the situation for me. Sure enough, she was too far gone. He thinks it might have to be a combination of her age and the weather. I held her while he did the deed. I kept saying, "go...just go and be at peace!" as she struggled.

    It was quite amazing...actually. Sad, but amazing. :|

    A little bit of history...

    I got her, along with the other bantys from a neighbor last Summer and she had the worst case of leg mites of all of them. I had been working on them to get rid of the mites and I am happy to say, everyone's finally, mite-free!

    Her poor little feet were so messed up, they looked like barnacles. So, she became my favorite. I called her Clara because she was white. She had the habit of sitting right near me when I came in and would swivel her head back n forth if I moved in front of her. I called it the, "oh no you didn't", attitude move!

    I am going to miss her. But, I know she's much better off, now.

    I waited until my friend left, sat down for a bit - and while looking at my hands..I cried. [​IMG]

    I never thought I'd cry for a chicken!!! [​IMG]

    Safe Journey Clara!!! [​IMG]

    Peace-

    Pedro
     
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  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    [​IMG] I'm sorry. Saying goodbye to a friend is always hard, be it human, dog, cat or chicken.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sorry for your loss Pedro, sounds like you did the right thing.
     
  4. johnnyjack

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    sorry for ur loss.
     
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  5. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Peace to you and Clara. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it's hard to lose a family pet.
     
  6. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

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    Sorry about Clara. Sounds like she's been a very good hen. We'll pray for her on her journey.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Poor little Clara....I sure hate that for you....
     

  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry Pedro.
     
  9. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Songster

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    Pedro, I'm really sorry you had to go through this.

    Clara was not JUST a chicken. She was a companion. [​IMG]
     
  10. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Thanks everyone! Though I was bummed all day, your kind words helped. [​IMG]

    Peace-

    Pedro
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2007

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