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My Elvis ( a remembrance story )

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Elvis-Silkie, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Elvis-Silkie

    Elvis-Silkie New Egg

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    This is Elvis.

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    He is my rooster. He is full of personality. He always comes running to see me when I get out of my car. He always clucks at me and mutters happily when I throw out treats. He eats out of my hand. Sometimes his aim is not so good and he gets my hand or fingers instead, and does this twisty peck thing, which kinda hurts, lol. He follows me when I come outside (mostly, I figure, to see if I'll go get treats), and he's a soft fluffy guy.

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    11 days ago, my dad calls me. My chicken flock resides on my dad's property, so he helps to care for them sometimes.

    It was not a good call.

    My favorite chicken, my Silkie rooster, was eaten by a fox.

    I'm not gonna lie, I cried. I loved him. I got him May 21 of last year. I had always wanted a Silkie, and I told myself I would name him Elvis, 'cause he'd be fancy and that's a fancy name.

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    He was my first Silkie, and he was a great rooster, and I will always miss him.
     
  2. pallas

    pallas Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so sorry for your loss I know what it feels like to lose a great chicken they are all so special. Its why Its so hard when they go. I still miss my favorite buff orpington Patton.[​IMG]
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Elvis sounds like a real sweet boy.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. Elvis sounds like he was a great guy.
     
  5. twilightgecko

    twilightgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken hugs.. he was a beautiful bird..
    i've had 2 close calls with my girls.. one was mauled by a dog.. survived, came home without a tail.. and one was grabbed by a hawk just last week.. luckily too fat for the hawk and dropped..
    i cried from the close calls.. my heart breaks for you.. <3
     

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