RIP Big Tanker

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by WriterofWords, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I wanted to let those who knew and loved Nugget that his big son Tanker passed away in his sleep last night. I weighed his body and he was just over 32 pounds. We knew he wasn't normal because he grew so fast and got so massive, but he may have only had a few years but they were good ones!
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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Wow! What a bird! Sorry he had to go.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    32 lbs?????? Oh, my! I'm sorry to hear about Tanker, Kate. Nugget's son sure did him proud, though.
     
  4. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    I'm so sorry, RIP Big Tanker.
     

  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Yep, 32 pounds. The last couple of weeks he's been slowing down, and I've had to hand deliver his treats. His girls (he couldn't mate, he never could) wouldn't leave his side and this morning all three girls and 2 chicks were sitting with him. I think they were mourning the big guy.
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

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    I'm so sorry
    RIP Big Tanker [​IMG]
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  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    That's a lot of bird.

    I know they mourn. I've has a few that have done that.

    Sorry you lost him.
     

  8. pgpoultry

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    SO sorry to hear that you lost your huge boy.

    He probably had a pituitary tumour producing Growth Hormone ( and suppressing the part dealing with sex hormones).

    He looks lovely in life.
     
  9. Rockin' Reds

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    So sorry to hear about Tanker. [​IMG]
     

  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm so sorry Writer.

    Imp
     

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