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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    So sorry for your loss. Not that this helps, but you saved her from a drawn out and painful death. Culling is awful even when it's necessary.
     
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry [​IMG]

    JJ
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss, I wish you and your family the best.
     
  5. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww.. [​IMG]

    Internal laying is such a frustrating problem and so hard to fix. You did your best and what was best for her. I know that's hard to do, but it's worse to watch them suffer.
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so, so sorry for your loss
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] So sorry...
     
  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    You stepped up and did what you had to do... so, so sorry...
     
  9. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry. I know I'm feeling bad about putting our rooster down this week and he's the Cujo of the chicken world. I can't imagine having to put down one I cared so much about. At least you can have some comfort knowing she's no longer in pain. *hug*
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm so sorry.
     

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