RIP Big Maude :(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Robin'sBrood, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Cornish Rock from TSC

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    3/17/09 - 6/20/10... She was such a sweet girl... we're going to miss her. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Oh, I'm so sorry - I remember you talking of her..... she was so pretty. [​IMG]
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Thank you. I think the heat and humidity was too much for her yesterday. We've had temps in the mid to upper 90s for several days, and no end in sight for at least the next 7 days. [​IMG] She was probably suffering from the nasty humidity... no escape from it, even in the shade where she died.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This heat has been brutal, Robin. She lived a good long life for a CornishX girl, though, due to your excellent care.
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Thanks, Cynthia. She made it to 15 months, which is sure better than the lifespan of most meaties, that's for sure. I have two eggs from her... if I had a broody I would try to hatch them. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Perhaps you can find someone with one... I have known of people who hatched eggs in a heating pad.......
     
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  7. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    I remeber reading about her too. Sorry for your loss she was such a cutie....
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a beutiful bird! Sorry you lost her.
     
  9. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I can't believe it... one of my d'Uccles went broody today!!!!! Guess whose eggs she is sitting on. [​IMG]
     
  10. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    That's sweet. We were only able to keep Marilyn alive for 9 months [​IMG] She got too heavy and was slowly dying. We didn't know she was a meatie and fed lots of corn treats as a youngen. Maude was a beaut though!
     

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