She's not all there

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Zinnia-Hen, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    I press my cheek against the bitterness of the bath's tiles,
    listening to your labored, wavering breaths spill from your beak.
    You lay in a crate above me, wrapped into the warmth of a blanket with your eyes clasped tight.
    Your crop is engorged with food, hardened against your feathers.
    Your body holds little life, you, a long-time friend, are on the brink of expiration.
    Within any second now, you could wisp away,
    far, far away, to a place not known or heard of by man.
    As the tears brim over from my lids,
    I think to myself,
    those thoughts are coming.
    The thoughts that remind you what an unethical crone mother nature depicts herself as.


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    One of my beloved hens, Zinnia, is slowly passing on at the tender age of three. I spent a good portion of my evening laying with her one last time, wishing there was more I could do for her. She will be missed by her family and friends.

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  2. I am so sorry. I have been there and felt the same heartbreak you are. My thoughts and a tear go out to you and your babies.

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  3. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    Thank you.

    Unfortunately, she passed on last night. I did all I could, but at least she is no longer in pain.
     
  4. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    It's tough to lose them when you fight so hard to save them. :hugs I'm so sorry.
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she was very special to you. One thing that comforts me, is, silly as it sounds, I say to myself "she isn't really gone, I just can't see her anymore...". It does help, but I understand if you want to face her being really gone.

    I want to make you feel better, but I know that only time can ease your pain. *Hugs*. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sorry for your loss...she was beautiful
     

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