R.I.P. Big Red

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Kaitie09, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    Went out this morning to find our RIR had passed. She was 8yrs old and the first chicken we had. She came from Murry McMurry's with a group of 25 to my aunt's farm. We were given 4 when they are 4 months old. A week later, A fox massacred the ones at my aunts house, leaving our 4 left. She survived a dog attack, multiple new chickens, some feisty roosters, and the move to the big new coop.

    the first day we got her

    She is survived by her daughter, 3 grand daughters, and a grandson.

    (order from right to left)

    She layed her last egg for us last night, and we went out to find our broody has taken to sitting on it. We will hatch her last with hopes that we can get a new grandbaby to carry on her memory.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  2. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chirping

    Jun 4, 2011
    Southern York County
    RIP you beautiful RIR

    I'm sorry for your loss, and she seems like she was a great gal to own for a great long 8 years!
  3. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    So sorry for your loss! Sounds like she had a wonderful life with you! [​IMG]
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    She must have led a good chicken life to make it to 8 years of age. [​IMG]
  5. GlitterBug

    GlitterBug Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to loose a favorite chicken. [​IMG]
  6. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Here's to hoping for a new grandbaby. [​IMG] Sorry for your loss. For 8 yrs she had to have had a great life.

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