You were so sweet.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by macdoogle2, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    San Diego
    I had to put my Hen down today. First time I've done this. I've been in tears all day, while at the same time picturing her running around laughing at me. I believe in the Rainbow Bridge. You know, where our pets go waiting for us to join them. All are healthy and running around in a meadow. That is how I picture her. My Gimpy girl running around on 2 solid legs. Anyway, if you need a place to remember your lost friend....

    So this my story and I'm not proud. I researched how to do the deed and I knew braking the neck was the best way to a quick death. I carried her around for an hour feeding her treats and talking to her but I just couldn't do it. So finally I put her in an old cooler with a drainage valve and hooked the cooler up to the car exhaust. One minute later and it was all over. Thing is while the engine was running Ileft the car and shut the door and locked the keys in the car. Had to call AAA to open the door. That is when I saw her laughing. She was such a sweet hen, brave to the end.
  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    my house in maryland
    soooo sorry for your loss:hugs
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm so very sorry. I've shed many a tear over a dear, sweet hen, believe me. They are very special creatures.
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    So sorry you had to be alone.
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    I'm so sorry you had to put her down. It's so hard for us to do to our pets. [​IMG]
  6. Dudu

    Dudu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2011
    ─Žal Luqa, Malta
    I'm very sorry. I know how much you can love them, it's incredible how amazing they are.
  7. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Quote:Oh honey. Sounds like you did the best you could in a hard situation. I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I was in your shoes last week -- I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
  9. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    I absolutely believe we'll see our beloved and loving pets again. So sad you had to say goodbye for now. [​IMG]
  10. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    HUGE HUGS losing a dear one is so hard

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