Goodbye Dorothy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oesdog, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of you know we were struggling a good while with our little Dorothy.
    She had been eating fine but not putting on weight for a while. She had at one time had IB but had survived and this naturally left her weak when the weather got cold and damp. This last year was particularly hard on her. Today she collapsed in the yard and I managed to find her. I washed the mud off her face wrapped her in a towel and took her inside where she passed away in my arms. She had been out enjoying the first of the sunshine and had eaten fine today. But managed to get her head caught in the fence a few weeks ago and didn't seem to rally well after that incident. We will miss her as she was a charactor and always under your feet and wanting to be involved with everything you did.

    I will miss her funky eggs ( IB eggs are usually funky shapes and weak.)

    She was a rescue hen and spent 3 happy years here with our girls and her two sisters Agnes and Florrence. They seem to miss her already.

    OES
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so very sorry for your loss...

    Thinking of you

    Suzie
     
  3. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. The time spent with you must have been wonderful for her and even though you are saddened by her loss, you should be happy that she was given the gift of your love.
     
  4. wantbantams

    wantbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just remember what a great gift of life and happiness you gave that sweetie. Blessings to you for your love!
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is so hard to lose a special one. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss and Dorothy...
     
  7. stumpy33

    stumpy33 New Egg

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. It is most definitely hard to lose a pet that has shown love and thankfulness for the love and care it's received. At least she died in the arms of her beloved owner than alone and scared. I'll be thinking of both of you tonight.
     
  8. meghan humbert

    meghan humbert New Egg

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    I have an emergency my rooster got attacked by my dog and the my hens were pecking at him. He has a hole in his back, he is not walking. He is breathing ok but I'm so worried about him. Any advice
     
  9. stumpy33

    stumpy33 New Egg

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    Very sorry to hear that Megan. My rooster got attacked by possums on Saturday night. The wounds got infected so was facing and uphill battle. Don't have much advice bec I very new to this rooster world. I do know you should flush and clean the wounds with peroxide and or betadine. Try to do it quick and prevent infection before it starts. I would take to the vet as I did. I felt better after!!!
     
  10. meghan humbert

    meghan humbert New Egg

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    Thank u. I've cleaned it and put bag balm on the wound brought him inside and I'm hoping he makes it through the night
     

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