Our Old Friend "Chief" Passed Away

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Capt. Crusoe, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Capt. Crusoe

    Capt. Crusoe In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2007
    McHenry County, IL
    Our old friend "Chief" Passed away in my arms and we are heart broke. Nearly 15 years old and has truly ruled our roost his whole life, taking full ownership and warding off any who dared cross his yard. We noted the last couple of months he was taking mid-day naps - something he had never done. All seemed normal when he came out of the barn until he came up to me and wanted to be held. He had this little dance he would do at our feet if he wanted picked up so I scooped him up and he hunkered down in my arms with his talons wrapping my fingers. He did a little talking in a low cackle and I was stroking him under the chin (beak) when all of a sudden he gripped my fingers tight and then went limp. I attempted to revive him to no avail. He is now buried up on the knoll next to a young turkey we had taken a shine to a couple years back but was killed by wild mink. Chief was truly a wonderful friend and pet that loved to ride in my truck - didn't matter where I was going either - Farm & Fleet, Menards but the bank was his favorite as they would always have a cookie for him. We will sure miss him but we do have some wonderful memories.

  2. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    I am so sorry for your loss. It seems that Chief lived a life that most roosters can only dream of.
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    What an amazing guy... So glad he was with someone who loved him when he passsed... 15 years is an amazing life for a rooster.....
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Chief was a real special rooster to you, [​IMG] I'm very sad to hear of your loss.
    He will always be in your heart, which matters best. [​IMG]
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Please tell us more stories about Chief....he sounds like a great partner.
  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I'm so sorry! He lived a fabulously long life for a rooster, I'm sure due to your great care and love.
  8. [​IMG] I'm sorry for your loss.
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] what a long life. you were kind to him, it was only right for him to be with you and not alone. prayers sent for you. [​IMG]

  10. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    Sorry for your loss...[​IMG]

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