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Just had to put down one of our 2 year olds - our first time

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickieFamily, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. ChickieFamily

    ChickieFamily New Egg

    Mar 13, 2012
    It was awful but I couldn't watch her suffer.

    She was fine yesterday! Not a sign of illness whatsoever. This morning I went out to check on them and she couldn't breathe. Her crown was starting to turn white.

    I called our local next door farmer who has had a lot of experience with chickens and he said her crop was empty. She has never had a day of illness in her short life.

    I couldn't stand to see her suffer so I asked him to do the job.

    She was so labored in breathing. Like she was choking on something but we didn't see anything.

    I hope we did the right thing.

    Tonight she will have a burial and a little ceremony

    RIP Tulip :(
  2. GrandmaChickie

    GrandmaChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2012
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I just lost one of my original 2-year olds also. It didn't take nearly two years. to get attached... How do you make a kinda sad smiley-face? :)( At least I know that Helen had a good life while she was with us, and I'm sure the same is true of Tulip.
  3. ChickieFamily

    ChickieFamily New Egg

    Mar 13, 2012
    • Thank you. Tulip , did in fact, have a very spoiled life

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