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Rest in Peace, sweet Twiggy, and thanks for the beautiful eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dora'smom, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    Our Welsummer, Twiggy who was about 13 months old, went to chicken heaven tonight. She had been suffering from internal laying, and despite the best care we knew how to give, was not rallying this time. I eased her way out of this life tonight, by myself, as my husband has been deeply grieving his father's death, and I did not want to cause him more pain. I've never done this before, but was raised on a small farm, and was around when chickens were culled when I was a young child. I used this site as a reference to know what to do, and I thank all of you for your honesty in describing methods, and the debates over which was more humane. In the end, I chose a method, and though I didn't do it as well as I would have liked, I was successful, and she is no longer in pain. She's now basking in the sun, and comfortable, in a place where they never, ever run out of raisins. Thank-you for being here for Twiggy and I. [​IMG]
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I am sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
  3. MakNugget

    MakNugget Songster

    May 31, 2010
    Portland, OR
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I am so sorry [​IMG]
  5. mccaff mama hen

    mccaff mama hen Songster

    Nov 18, 2009
    Central Indiana
    I'm so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Oh, so sorry to hear that. Poor things don't have much of a chance with internal laying.........[​IMG]
  7. Whimsy

    Whimsy Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Cecilia KY
    I am so sorry for your lose
  8. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    So sorry about Twiggy and your FIL. Sending healing Love [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Afrochicken

    Afrochicken Chirping

    Aug 7, 2010
    Toms River, NJ
    so sorry for you loss of Twiggy [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Dora'smom :

    She's now basking in the sun, and comfortable, in a place where they never, ever run out of raisins.

    oh, bwaaa! *sniff* That so touched my heart! I'm sorry for your loss. You did the right thing.

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