Good bye my love.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by werttyy, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. werttyy

    werttyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My amazing silver laced wyandotte just passed away recently. She was very weak and I had no idea why. She is still lying motionless in the brooder with the other chicks. I just don't have the strength to go in. What am I supposed to do? Bury her? Throw her in the garbage? I've never lost any (extremely close to my heart) living thing in my life before. Please help.
     
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am sorry for your loss.

    I have done both, burying chicks and chickens to throwing them in the garbage. Mainly just depends what season I am in.
     
  3. Equest94

    Equest94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    I have always buried past pets (except fish). I have buried my chickens that past away too.


    If she was close to your heart, in my opinion, burring her (if possible) will probably be more "respectful/meaningful."
     
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Just curious... if you didn't bury your fish, what'd you do with them?
     
  5. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss! [​IMG] I would bury her. You could wrap her in a special cloth if you want. It would be a good idea to bury it as deep as you can. A grave marker wouldn't hurt either. [​IMG]
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    [​IMG] Im so sorry-I lost two modern game birds that were my youngests pets-we loved them dearly!!! they are in the freezer until I can bury them with her:(
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I always bury all of my pets (including fish). IMO it is more respectful then throwing them in the garbage. I am so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Bury her in a flower garden-very deep so she won't be found. Sorry she is gone.
     
  9. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear about your chick. It is amazing how fast we get attached to them. I think if you can bury her it would be more meaningful for you to go through the process.
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    bury her, sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     

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