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The demise of Mr. Fluffy

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by eggchel, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This guy was my favorite. A great show bird, he was gentle, never crowed and he even sat on a nest with a broody hen for a month. Unfortunately, he has had worsening neuro problems which led to progressive loss of mobility, balance and the ability to even sit upright. I eventually had to put him in a brooder cage so that we could check him several times a day and put him upright in front of his food and water. Last week a possum grabbed his fluff thru the cage and ripped off a big chunk of skin. Although we treated him with antibiotics and thought that he might pull thru, he kept getting thinner and weaker each day. I thought about culling him, but as long as he was able to eat and drink, I was willing to help him do so. Pour guy finally died this morning. My sister's grandkids named him Mr.Fluffy. He was a great lap chicken.

    The night before a show.
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    All tired out.
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    Brooding with his mate.
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  2. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    R.I.P. Mr. Fluffy. [​IMG]
     
  3. yearofthedog

    yearofthedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was indeed a beautiful boy...I'm so sorry for your loss![​IMG]
     
  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    He was so beautiful!!! I'm so sorry!


    jackie
     
  5. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwww, what a sweet little feather-poof! I'm glad you were able to have lots of time and memories with him -savor them! :aww
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    [​IMG] I'm sorry for your loss. He was a pretty boy.
     
  7. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    So sorry you lost your sweet Mr. Fluffy.
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Awww, Im so sorry about Mr Fluffy. He sure was a looker!
     
  9. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Sorry to hear about Mr. Fluffy. I hope he lived a long happy life with you. He sure was a beautiful bird.
     
  10. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Wow, what an incredible boy he was!! So very sorry about his decline. [​IMG] You have some wonderful pics to remember him by (besides the eternal happy memories in your heart). Take care Chel. :aww

    Ellen
     

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