You Feathered Friends lost one of your own.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FuzzyButtsFarm, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Sad day guys.

    My mother Ingrid, the owner of this account, who spent many a nights on here passed away on the 16th of January. She was diagnosed on the 4th of January with cancer and on the 16th, it took her.

    This is her son, saying her farewell for her.

    I know she was close to some of you, cause she was always "crowing" about some of the things that you guys posted and the stories that you guys said.

    Even in the hospital, she complained that she was missing her threads on what was happening on BYC. She loved it here: chatting, talking and coming up with ideas for her flock. At the time of her passing, she had over 100 birds on her property, with another 24 just coming out of the incubator. She was always so proud of the fact that she had such a high hatch rate. (not to brag for her, but she had a 95% + hatch rate with eggs from her flock)

    It was my fault that my mom got into chickens. She always said she wanted a few, and I found a pair of hens on craig's list, (not knowing at the time they were Buff Orpingtons) and away she went from there. I grabbed a six pack of mystery chickens from Tractor Supply shortly later, and her small flock started.

    My mother was a retired nurse and she found chickens very relaxing. She was going to go into doing China Dolls for retirement, but carpal tunnel syndrome kept her from doing it. She was a little depressed after that. Shortly after that, she found Backyard Chickens online.

    She would be laughing at some of the crazy posts that happened here, and her spending all night reading them and then get out in the morning to play with her chickens. At first, the few hens she had followed her around the yard. Every where she went, the chickens would follow, sometimes right into the house, before she would shoo them back out side.

    Her chicken farm, Fuzzy Butts Farm became her life. She converted an eight horse stall barn into a chicken coop, and the house became more of a chick nursery with and attached bedroom and bath, and the chickens had 5 acres to frolic in. Trust me, Chickens DO frolic. In joking, I would say she was the "Crazy Chicken Lady." But I never complained when I got the fresh eggs. I've not bought eggs in three years, and I don't know if I am able to go back to store bought eggs now that i have been eating mom's for so long. I guess I will need to start a flock of my own.

    So I will say "Goodbye All" to you for her.

    Thanks for the use of bandwidth.

    She WILL be missed.
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  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    oh my gosh! We are so very sorry to here about your mother. [​IMG]

    She will be missed greatly.

    Thank you for letting her friends here know.
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  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    :hugs I don't think I ever talked with her, but that doesn't matter. Losing a fellow BYC member is always a sad thing. I'm sorry to hear that she's gone.
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  4. 20736

    20736 Songster

    Jun 6, 2012
    Dang, that's the day my Mom passed 10 years ago.
    Your Mom will be missed by many.
    Thanks for the post, I know it was a sad task.
    Peace be with you always.
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  5. Floridachicken1958

    Floridachicken1958 Lost but not forgotten

    Jun 10, 2011
    Jim, If you ever need any eggs you always know I will give em to you anytime.You know your mother was the best at what ever she done & she has always helped me out.But before she passed away I found a message on my phone from her telling me where she was but it didn't give me a time when she had called.But I kept all messages from her so I can play them back at any time.Call me anytime time you wanna talk.Later,
    Your good friend,
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  6. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    A ferry ride away, WA
  7. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    I'm sorry for your loss.[​IMG]

    I don't know that we ever talked to each other, but I certainly saw your mother around the forum. She will be missed.

    Thank you for letting us know.
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
  9. java girl 2

    java girl 2 Songster

    May 17, 2011
  10. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Songster

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    Our condolences and prayers to your family.

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