RIP Forrest

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sheila3935, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    This morning I went out to find my cockrel Forrest dead. It has been so oppressively hot here. I have tried everything to keep them cool. Fans in the coop,changing waters hosing down the run and coops, but guess in this heat it wasnt enough for Forrest. Forrest was hatched in January. His eggs came to me in the December Eggs Swap. When he was hatched he couldnt walk for the first 3 days. His legs just would not work. I told DH that I thought we needed to cull him if he wasnt better the next day, but when I went to check on him that morning he was up running around.DD Named him Forrest Gump. He was always a little smaller than his brother Hop Sing. I know that Cochins do not do well in the heat, So I had been trying to keep them cool. I noticed yesterday he was drooping his wings a little but didnt seem really in distress. He didnt have any signs of anything respriatory. I know that heat accumulates so I am just sure that is what took him. So I was just wanting to give him a farewell on here. Rest my dear little boy We love you and will miss you.
  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    i am so sorry [​IMG]
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    [​IMG] sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG]

    the heat has been very bad here too and I am worried about my girls. They have shade and fresh water 2x a day but sometimes I wonder if it's going to be enough. So many people are losing birds to the heat.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I'm sorry for the lost of your cute little Forrest. I hate this heat.[​IMG]
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I'm so sorry. Forrest was a handsome boy. This heat has been terrible. My cochins and BO prefer the winter.
  7. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    New Jersey
    So sorry for your loss [​IMG] [​IMG] he sure was handsome!
  8. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    Awwwww [​IMG] It's so heartbreaking. I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  9. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    I'm so sorry! Now I'll have to make sure my Cochins are okay. [​IMG]
  10. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Gaylord, MI
    He was very pretty, great story too.
    Very sorry about your's hard.

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