My Chicken Died Today

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chris_m90731, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    And I'm pretty sad.
    I know she was just a chicken.
    A silver-spangled hamburg hen, but when I found her limp @ the bottom of her cage today, I teared up.
    I dunno, she was just a chicken, but I swear to God she had an old soul.
    Just sit in my hand, look up at me with her little bright eyes, and snuggle there as I rubbed her neck.
    A little spark of life.
    A selection on some menu, a darn chicken.
    But I'm sad today because Chloe, our chicken, my friend...she passed away.
    And you know what?
    I miss her already.
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    New Zealand
    No chicken is JUST a their owners they are THE chickens - - more important than any others on earth. I am very sorry for your loss... [​IMG]
    She looks like she was a pretty little one
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I'm so sorry. [​IMG] Just hearing that nearly made me cry.
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So sorry you lost her, she was very pretty................. Hamburgs have a part of my heart too...
  5. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    So sorry [​IMG] She was very cute. I have a SSH and she just laid her first egg last week. Strange little chicken she is, but we like her too!
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    I'm so sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    They are NOT "just chickens", they are our pets with personalities and love to give... they are cute and lovely and the day I lose my first, I will be absolutely shattered.

  7. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you for the responses. I've always heard silver-spangled hamburgs were very flighty and wild...she; Chloe, was the complete opposite. Just one of the chickens that comes around every once in a while...and makes you rethink your pre-existing notions on the value of life.
  8. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
    Martinez, CA
    [​IMG] to you. so sorry for your loss. we are chicken people. we get it.
  9. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2009
    Iron Ridge WI
    On here there aren't "Just" chickens, there are friends to laugh, cry, confide in, vent to. Friends that make you smile or make your headache go away after a long day. The chickens in my world are that and it sounds like that for you. I love my little guys and when they are gone I'll be really sad. Extra [​IMG]
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so very sorry you lost your little girl. [​IMG] She was a friend, part of the family. [​IMG]

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