Goodbye Grizelda

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by columbiacritter, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    The feedstore clerk didn't even know if she was a chicken when I got her. She was a nasty dirty wad of feathers in the bottom of a box dumped on their doorstep. Somewhat against my better judgement I let him talk me into taking her home. Six wks in isolation, 3 doses of wormer, treatment for lice, high cal chow, she was still a mottley bird, but she was healthy.


    don't think she'd ever been allowed to free range, she took forever to figure out how to eat anything that wasn't in a feeder. She stayed on the gravel paths for weeks, refusing to step onto the grass, then she discovered bugs! Yum!!!!

    She finally got bold enough to enjoy outties. She never was a bright bird. We called her the shorty bus chicken for the number of times she got lost and had to be carried back to the coop after dark.

    She only gave us a few dozen blue green eggs in the two years she was with us, but she entertaining. Over the last few weeks she just got tired, I think she was really old. She ate a huge meal of scratch and leftover spaghetti then died on her perch that night.
  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2010
    Suprise, Arizona
    It's so heartbreaking when this happens, isn't it. I am terribly sorry for your loss and I hope she has left you with good memories. I'm sure she will be missed, she sounds like she was a fun little bird. And she was so beautiful.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    I'm sorry for your loss. Grizelda sure looks like she was a beautiful girl. It sounds like you gave her a wonderful two years of life with you once you addressed those medical issues with her--truly a "rescue" chicken! Keep her fondly in your memories. I'm sure you will. [​IMG]
  4. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    cambridge , ny
    [​IMG]...there's a reward for those with a big open heart---i'am sure she totally enjoyed the last 2 yrs---[​IMG]
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So sorry............. she turned out to be beautiful.
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Aww, sweet story! So sorry she passed, but you gave her a little piece of heaven she never knew before! That should make your heart happy! [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm so sorry. She was beautiful! Thanks for giving her a better life than she had before you got her.
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    She was one beautiful EE! Glad you took her in! Sorry that she passed on but at least she had a happy home with you!
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  9. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    Her colors were amazing. [​IMG] It sounds like she had a wonderful life with you - and who wouldn't want to die in their sleep, full of spaghetti? [​IMG]
  10. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2010
    Freeville, NY
    Sorry for your loss [​IMG] , but it sure sounds like you gave her a couple of the best years of her life! How lucky she was to have a home and family like yours! [​IMG]

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