I Lost my favorite hen today..

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RedHead, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    East Lake, NC
    First off, I'm just having a really really BAD day... I'm running on like an hour of sleep combined because yesterday my lab got into some cooked chicken bones, shredded them up and both the lab and the pug ate them. So they kept me up off and on last night having to go potty and my pug (12 yrs old) has a sensitive stomach so he was vomiting as well. Both dogs are doing fine now, but when I went to let my chickens out this morning, I found my favorite little Henny half dead from what looked like a possum or raccoon attack. She must've gotten locked out last night and I didn't see her anywhere outside in her normal spots at lock-up time, and she didn't come out of hiding when I called her, so I assumed she was inside. She always came when I called her. [​IMG]
    She was suffering too much so I decided to at least ease her passing and injected her with some morphine and she's now buried next to Peanut. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I wasn't sure where to post this, so I put it here in predators and pests... If I put it in the wrong place mods, feel free to move it.
    I just needed to come on here and 'talk' about it for a second, mainly just to get it out of my system.
    I more or less just came to the realization that my baby won't be following me around anymore [​IMG]
    I don't understand why I didn't hear her or see anything last night, with all the in and out of the house I was doing with the dogs. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I can't believe my baby's gone [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Oh that is so sad. I'm really sorry for your loss of Henny. It's always so hard to lose one of our animals.
  3. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    I'm so sorry for your loss. That must be very difficult. [​IMG]
  4. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC

    Heres a poem I made for my fav hen who died 2 years ago.I want to dedicate it to yours now:

    Ive Ran Out Of Tears
    By Gabriel Mendoza

    Growing up I have ran out of tears.
    I have ran out because of so many fears
    All my loved ones dying within those years
    I can hear them all,still voices ringing in my ears

    They have passed on,no more pain they are in
    This world was enough,then end..fin
    to paradise or heaven they did win
    then end of all things,of flesh,of grief,of sin

    I often wonder when would be my turn
    to leave this place,to began a new learn
    or come back here to live again,to return
    to live this life again,in agony and burn

    I lost a friend today but i didnt cry
    she was so friendly,but she did die
    its a little lonelier in this place
    But no tear has rolled off my face
    Goodbye Baby, you I'll never replace
    And your face I'll never erase
    And where you will go you will fly
    Look,there are tears .......I did cry.

  5. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
    [​IMG] Thats so sad.
  6. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    East Lake, NC
    Thanks you guys... And Gabriel, that was a beautiful poem.. thank you so much for sharing it...

    I'm hoping that at least one of her eggs that's under broody makes it, maybe I'll have her daughter to follow me around and keep me company. Should be on day 19 now and mama's starting to coo at the eggs, so I'm assuming they might be wiggling a little bit under her. I need something good to happen today, so I don't quite lose my sanity..
  7. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
    It reminds me a hen we had named pecka. She was killed by an Owl three years ago. [​IMG]
  8. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2011
    Midwest City
    [​IMG] So sorry for your loss of Henny.
  9. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  10. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    RIP Henry. [​IMG]

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