First off let me say I'm a new member and I have gotten so much info from this page. I have had my first flock for about a year. And this morning after a long battle with sour/pendulous crop my sweet Pearline just couldn't fight anymore. The reason I'm starting this thread is because no one around me seems to understand why I am grieving over a chicken. I raised her, took care of her, and in the last few weeks of her life I babied her and did everything I could to save her but she just couldn't fight anymore. Needless to say I got so close to her. She was one of the sweetest babies I had and she will be misse. I'm glad their is a community out there that value the lives of their chickens. I have been pretty bummed today as a result of Pearline passing away. Just wanted to share my feelings a bit. Don't know what this thread should consist of. Maybe share stories of your favorite chicks that just couldn't pull through no matter how much you tried. I know my girl will always have a special place in my heart.