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

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Cetawin, Jul 14, 2010.

  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 to believe, he loved me and protected me too. I miss him terribly and am heartbroken that he is not here with me.

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

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

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  2. urban dreamer

    urban dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH NO! I'm so sorry. I have read many threads about you and Thor. May he rest in peace. [​IMG]
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I'm so sorry. He was a beauty! We get so attached. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this story reminds me of the scout story...
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] R.I.P Thor! Ive seen him everywhere around the forum im going to miss him he seemed great and was beautiful
     
  6. Junior

    Junior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i too have read many posts about Thor and him keeping those Dellies on the straight and narrow.

    i am sorry for your loss.

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We've talked lots today about this. We both were so pleased with Thor, the way he turned out to be just the perfect rooster, attached to his mama and very protective of his girls. He will be missed. His daddy would have been so proud of him. RIP, our precious Thor.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, NO, not Thor! I am so sorry to read of your loss. He was truly a special fellow, and a gorgeous rooster. R.I.P.
     
  9. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    So sorry Cetawin [​IMG]
     

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