Goodbye to Sunny.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by my first peepers, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. my first peepers

    my first peepers Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    South Western VT
    Today we took our second EE cockerel to a new home with ChickaD. While I'm sure he will be treated well and have a wonderful life at his new home I was suprised at how sad I was to see him go!
    Yesterday I watched him lay in the sun, chase bugs and dust bath with his three girls and tears came to my eyes. Sunny is such a sweet, gentle roo who survived surgery at 4 weeks old and let my two daughters carry him around. He is good to his chicken ladies and watched them faithfully.
    It was never our plan to have roos but we ended up with 2 [​IMG] so we got 2 more young pullets last month and the girls needed more space. Our neighbors also were not happy about the crowing. Despite knowing all along that he wouldn't always be with us I am missing Sunny already!
    Thank you CickaD for giving him a good home![​IMG]

    Who else has had to say a sad goodbye to a chicken?

  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    Awww...I am so sad for you....I have 3 sweet roos too that need a new home...but they HAVE to go to a good "chicken-spoiled" home, ya know? I already know that I am going to be SO sad.....At least you found Sunny a good home....I'm still searching for the best "Mommies" I can find....
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    It's hard I know, I had to let a couple go and I got lucky they went to one of my student's dads who raises chickens.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Its never an easy thing to let them go.
  5. DDRanch

    DDRanch Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    Oh, I am sad for you too. How attached we get to our birds. Sounds like you found him a good home though.

  6. one cool chick

    one cool chick Songster

    Oct 25, 2008
    I have no roos so I have no idea how it feels but it sounds sad.[​IMG]
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I know how it feels. I gave away my favorite roosters and hens to a family that built a coop and had no chicks. I am happy they went to a new home. My silkies I also miss alot. I still feel guilty and have been for about 4-5 months.
  8. my first peepers

    my first peepers Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    South Western VT
    Thanks for all the kind thoughts.
    I have word that Sunny is already making friends with a couple of the girls at his new home. He is in his own pen but they have been hanging around and making cute noises at him and chasing off the girls that aren't as thrilled to see him!
  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] I just saw this........ i know how you feel. The sadness goes away quicker when you know he is happy, so i'm glad that you have that [​IMG]

  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    You would think it would get easier as the roos come and go but really it doesn't. I have had a "special bond" with all the roosters that have been here but one in particular was my all time favorite. Nelson was a golden laced wyandotte we had purchased from Mcmurray hatchery. Nelson at a very young age would jump out of the brooder and hang out on my shoulder. He was the first one to go outside and explore the yard. He would follow me around while i was gardening, give me kisses at night when i locked them up in the coop, and the first to greet me in the morning by jumping up on my shoulder and trying to bury his head in my hair. Most of my hens turned out to be bantam size and nelson was a standard. I tried buying 2 ameraucana hens for him so he would leave the bantam girls alone but it kind of blew up in my face so we decided he needed to be with girls his size and found him a new home. The night before he was going to his new home i spent most of the night in the garage holding and hugging him as i cried. Next morning i did the same for about 2 hours before he left with his new owner. I cried for hours after he left and immediately wanted him back but knew it couldn't happen. He went to live on a nice farm with bunches of big girls and him being the one and only roo. I still miss him terribly

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