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RIP Rosemary...She's Gone

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Rosemary passed just before midnight last night. She's my fourth hen to die from internal laying. Rosemary was a terrible example of a RIR, even for a hatchery bird: she was small, she never had any middle toenails, and she laid a small cream colored egg, a rebel through and through. She was the bottom of the pecking order of my original 8 then when Lexie and Ivy joined the flock a couple months later, she had her very own victims to torture. Ironically, Ivy, who is also laying internally, stood guard over Rosemary for two days. She gave the younger roosters a run for their money, turning on them with claws flying if they dared to get too close to her. Rosemary was a blueberry fiend! She would fly up on your arm or shoulder if you walked close to those bushes-you could see it in her face, if you were even looking at her. Sometimes you weren't and she'd come up anyway. She wanted a lift to the scrumptious blue treats. So, RIP our silly Rosemary. You were a special girl.
    See her story in this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=105308

  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am so very sorry, Cyn. [​IMG]
  3. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    So Sorry for your loss, seems like she was a special girl who you will remember fondly.

  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Sorry, Cyn. [​IMG]
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Sooo sorry, my childhood pet was a little RIR hen.
  7. SGM

    SGM Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] She was beautiful, rebel or not. RIP sweet Rosemary.
  8. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Ohh no im very sorry [​IMG]

    I lost one of my oldest girls this morning. She flew into our dog yard [​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Sorry for your loss, too. [​IMG]
  10. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Cynthia, we're so sorry.

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