My Thor is gone...The flock is lost PIC HEAVY

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  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Today has not been a good day around here. This morning my DD found my Splash Orpington cockerel, Thor dead inside the door of the coop. There was not a mark on him and nothing broken so it appears he had a heart attack or heat stroke. He was a big giant at over 12 lbs. and I think this heat had a lot to do with his death...so tomorrow the coop is being air conditioning because I will not lose another bird to this heat...that will be part of his legacy.

    All day has been filled with crying jags, a deep sense of loss and too much silence around. The flock is very confused and my little Delaware girl, Cannonball, has done nothing but walk around the house in circles and yell for, I can only assume, Thor. She would have been roosting right next him plastered up beside him when this happened and she is very very attached to him. She screams constantly whenever she is taken away from him...me thinking she was too small for him, tried to separate them a couple of times and it just would not happen.

    Thor was such a special gentle giant and as hard as it is too believe, he loved me and protected me too. I miss him terribly.

    Rest in Peace my precious boy. Thor, Son of Suede 9/7/09 - 7/14/10

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    Dustbathing with the girls

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    Moving from Oregon to Kentucky - March/April 2010

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    Going to the Vet for his health certificate to move cross country

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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] I'm so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  3. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the same boat as you are. Dang, it hurts so much losing favorites! Sorry for your loss. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. leenie

    leenie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for sharing your story of Thor. He was a beautiful roo all around. Sorry for your family's loss.
     
  5. littlethorn

    littlethorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My condolences on the loss of your beloved pet [​IMG]
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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    I am sooooo sorry for your loss, and for our loss, too! [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I am so heartbroken over the loss of Thor as well as Miss Holly at Kathy's place. This heat is just brutal! Reminds me of the day that my Hawkeye went down right in front of me and never came around. I still choke up about that if I think about it too much, but he was super special and so were Thor and Holly.
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] to you and SpeckledHen!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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