So Upset!! Can't believe it...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkieluvr, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Our gorgeous bantam black cochin roo, darth vader just died today. I am still in complete shock over what just happened. He was such a sweet heart, and I am just heart broken. About 2 days ago we found out that he had a small mite infestation which had caused him over only maybe a week or so to drop a ton of weight and within the last few days his comb had become very pale. Upon inspection we realized he had a fairly bad mite infestation so we dusted him and his girlfriends, who luckily have no contact with any of the other birds, with mite powder and figured we'd be able to take care of the problem. Went out there the next morning and Vader was laying like he was dead and I freaked out, but he was still holding on. I brought him in and took special care of him and just went to check and he was dead. This has really made me open up my eyes to be more aware to check my birds. I will never forget my special guy, just wanted to let everyone know. [​IMG]

    Heres a few pics of him to remember him by:


    Him at his last show were he won Best of Show


  2. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    ohh... I am so sorry! He was beautiful!!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My condolences. [​IMG]
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I'm sorry for your loss [​IMG] Those are beautiful pictures [​IMG]
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    SO very sorry . Beautiful Rooster .
  6. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'm so very sorry. He was absolutely stunning!
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Gosh I'm so sorry! We do our best as stewards and sometimes these things happen. It still hurts like Hades though.
  8. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    So sorry for your loss
  9. sorry about your chicken. I just lost the exact same type of bird to a racoon. reached in and killed him.
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry to hear of your loss. [​IMG]

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