Our first loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LorenaAZ, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. LorenaAZ

    LorenaAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    we lost a baby from our flock today. She was a little white leghorn, only a month and a half old. She suffered an accidental death, and I happened to see it when it happened. The little girl started flapping, so I ran to her and she took her last few breaths on my hands. I've never had a chicken die before. [​IMG] I love all my girls, and it's just so sad that now we'll gather one less come dusk. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    I'm sorry!!!!!! [​IMG] I'm glad you were able to be with her at the end.
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    They definitely have a strong presence in our lives. Remember the things that made her special and spend time with the others . . . I think that helps everyone adjust to the absence.
     
  4. LorenaAZ

    LorenaAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you ladies, for the kind words and understanding.
     
  5. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. I have 3 little white leghorns..they are so friendly and curious. Do you mind telling us what happened to her?
     
  6. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, Lorena. My heart goes out to you!
     

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