My lil Fandango died last night, heartbroken...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thndrdancr, May 6, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Well, a few of you knew bout my crossbeaked chick, that just wasnt growing, but she had soooo much energy.
    I was out all day yesterday, but checked on her last night about midnight. I should have known something was wrong, becuz she didnt try to jump out and just huddled there, and didnt even look up at me. I told my Mom this morning that I had thought she looked pretty miserable last night, but I guess I should have taken her out and given her special attention.
    I checked this morning, cuz the big brown Americauna, Fussy, was making a chirp, chirp, so I looked in and lil dango was already stiff, with Fussy standing there chirping at her like "Get up????". She is awfully quiet this morn and subdued. They had gotten pretty close, when one cried so did the other.

    I feel horrible that I didnt take her out yesterday and feed her special, but she just wasnt NOT getting enuff food in her belly. Her stools were just all water.
    I am heartbroken, will miss her lil head bobbing up an down running after me everywhere. She followed me like I was the last thing on earth, wouldnt let me out of her sight so its tuff. She is also how I controlled the other two, I didnt worry bout taking them outside cuz I knew they would follow her and that she would follow me.
    Thanks to dhlunicorn, she probably lived another week longer than she would have, but even with all your tips, which she was really going for, she still just wasnt getting enough to support her lil growing body, I guess.
    Man, I am feeling so low tho, that I was gone yesterday and didnt love up on her a bit before her passing.

    Rest in peace, little one, and may you eat all you want in Heaven.
  2. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Sorry for your lose. May you be blessed with peace and understanding... Dixie
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I'm so sorry, too. You did all you could and your chick was grateful.
  4. Oaknim

    Oaknim In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2007
    Sylvia, KS
    I'm so sorry!!!! Don't be so hard on yourself - I make myself sick whenever something goes wrong, even if it's completely out of my control. Hugs to you :aww ~ Oaknim
  5. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    I was just beginning to think she was gonna make it. She was about 7 weeks or more old now. I finally cuddled with her the other day under my shirt (she was always cold) and told her, "now dangit, you better not die on me, cuz you have lived this long and I am getting mighty attached to ya, you silly lil thang".

    Thanks for your words, all.
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Oh, I'm so sorry!! [​IMG]
    It is so amazing to me how these little peeps manage to get a hold of our hearts they way they do.
    Hang in there, and enjoy your other little guys.. :aww
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    :aww I'm so sorry about your little chickie. Don't beat yourself up that you didn't give her more attention at the end. How were you to know? She was loved a lot and I'm sure she knew it! dhlunicorn is a walking chicken encyclopedia! [​IMG] She's helped countless chickens before!
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sorry for your loss. Just know she had the best life possible with you. There are always factors that you can't control and maybe there was something metabolically not working out in her little system and it finally gave out. Good luck with your other birds and hope you feel better.
  9. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    I'm so sorry to hear about little 'dango, you have my deepest sympathies. I lost my little cross-beak about two weeks ago and I know how heartbreaking it can be. Take comfort in the time you had with her, and know that you provided her with the best. Sometimes they're just not made to last and we just have to enjoy them while they're here. Give plenty of love to the rest of your girls!
  10. It really hurts to lose a chick at any age. Sorry for your loss. Merry

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