RIP My Beautiful Angel :( :(

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  1. luvmychickas

    luvmychickas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE frizzle Angel passed on last night. She was my oldest chicken being around 4. A few days back she had become lethargic and her belly was bloated. I thought it was at first eggbound but then when I did everything from soaking her in warm water, massages and having her sit on my lap on a heating pad to try and relax her muscles. It could have been internal laying not sure. I did feel an egg but couldn't get it to move from the spot it was in no matter how long I massaged her. She was separated from the flock in a hutch with food/water and a heat lamp. She was eating/drinking right up to when I took her out last night to soak her again. She sat on my lap on the heating pad seeming very relaxed until about 9:25 last night. It was the first time through this I had seen her this relaxed. I was going to go to bed myself so I brought her back to her hutch she had what looked to be a seizure that lasted less than 5 seconds and she was gone [​IMG] I haven't cried this hard in a long time. I tried everything I could and the only thing that is helping me today is that I think having her on that heating pad and having her so relaxed she wasn't in so much pain and passed quickly. I know from everyone at work and the rest of my family will say she is just a chicken, well she wasn't. She was the best little chicken and layed faithfully up until a couple months ago when she went through a molt. I had her the longest of all my chickens and this is just so hard. Here is my beautiful girl [​IMG]

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  2. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like it was very sad circumstances, and I definitely know how it feels losing a beloved feathered friend like that. Take your time and mourn your loss, and just try to remind yourself that you gave her a happy life where she was loved to the very end. She was a very beautiful girl. Best wishes to you. [​IMG]
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] She knows she was loved, sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm sorry. I think she was either an internal layer or had an abdomen full of infection. I've lost many hens to the same thing and have saved a few.
     
  6. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
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    I am so sorry for your loss, she was beautiful [​IMG]
     
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    You were there for her when she needed you. You comforted her till the last.
    It is sad to lose a friend. I am sorry for your loss.
     
  8. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  9. specklesmom

    specklesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so very sorry about your dear Angel, but how wonderful that she was with you and feeling your love and concern until the very end. She was a beautiful girl. There are many of us who truly do understand your sorrow and hope it will help to realize that others know what a dear love a special chicken can be. Such a loss can truly leave a huge hole in your heart. Take care.
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] She is a beautiful girl. Are you going to get a necropsy done?
     

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