Daisy

by Janice
(Portsmouth NH)

So my little girl chicken died yesterday. She was nine years old.

She was not really mine but actually was my chicken because I took care of her a lot. Her owners were away a lot so so was happy to watch her.

They had six but slowly over time only Daisy was left & I loved and spoiled her. She wasn’t cuddly but she came when I called her, ate from my hand and was extremely sweet.

She had s good death- and I watched and held her as she slowly died. We buried her by a tree next to a hosta plant with all our neighbors sprinkling rose petals, oatmeal and each take turns placing dirt on her grave.

Touching, heartwarming.

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RIP
by: Denise

Beautiful sentiment for Daisy...It's really hard to lose a sweet baby like her. I've been where you are and it never gets easier. RIP Daisy..fly high..

RIP Daisy.
by: Cath

What a lovely tribute to Daisy, Janice. Thank you for sharing.

I love the idea of honouring her death by sprinkling earth and rose petals on her grave.

It is, indeed, very touching.

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Sleep peacefully Maddie x

by Rebecca W
(Kettering )

My dear Maddie died suddenly this evening amongst her sisters. She was 10 years old and a very happy and loving hen.

You will be missed Maddie. Sleep tight xxx

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RIP
by: Denise

Maddie looks just like my two hens. They are such wonderful babies. I am so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful. RIP Maddie..fly high..

RIP Maddie
by: Cath

What a lovely chicken Maddie was, Rebecca. Thank you for sharing her story. She had a peaceful death, and she lived to a grand old age.

She will not be forgotten.

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Dodo - Much loved and healthy Orpington

by Emma H
(UK)

Dodo - our beautiful fluffy family pet, very tame and loved cuddles and bum scratches - had a large run and during the day full run of the garden.

Used to sit on the doorstep and watch me work. She was a motherly type, always broody and looked out for her best friend (Hotpot) a Vorwerk.

Dodo had the most hilarious running style, a huge bum of feathers and often knocked on the door to get our attention.

Last night there was a particularly bad thunderstorm - it was too much for her and when I opened the coop this morning she remained asleep - we are devastated!

Rest in peace my beautiful feathered friend, we miss you dearly.

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RIP
by: Denise

She was so beautiful and I am so sorry for your loss. RIP beautiful Dodo, fly high..

RIP Dodo
by: Cath

Dodo was a beautiful hen, Emma. How wonderful that she was living with such a kind and caring family.

She died peacefully. She will be missed.

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To my beloved Zebe

by Natalia Ancona
(New York )

Zebra (zebe) was my favorite hen of all time. She was 1 year old and was a barred rock hen.

From the day I picked her up from the post office after I ordered her online, she was always feisty and smart. She was never scared of me and instead trusted me. I’m only 16 years old my chickens are my babies. My family says “you know it’s just a chicken” but too me I’m like yes, it was a chicken, my chicken.

This morning I found her unexpectedly dead for no apparent reason. My immediate response was to ball my eyes out for hours. My whole day has been spent crying over you, Zebe.

Zebra, if I could see you one more time, I would wanna tell you that I love you and I miss you and that you have been an amazing pet and friend.

And I wish I could just talk to her or sing to her one last time. I wish I knew we had so short time and I hope you remember me.

I will never forget my crazy zebra. Fly high baby girl. Mommy loves you and none of us are the same without you. I know you are hearing me right now.

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RIP
by: Denise

I agree with you..our babies and not just chickens..I am so sorry you lost Zebe, she was beautiful. RIP Zebe, fly high..

Beautiful Zebe.
by: Cath

Natalia, that is a lovely tribute to your much-loved hen. she was beautiful, and she was luck to have such a loving person as you to care for her.

Sometimes, chickens die for no apparent reason. It's so hard when this happens. I hope you know there was nothing you could have done.

I'm glad you're able to cry for her. It's natural to grieve for a much-loved pet.

Thank you for your words. Zebe will never be forgotten.

Sending hugs.

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Matilda

by Sharron Sibson
(North Lincolnshire UK)

Matilda was an 18 month old ex bat girl, I got her in September 2018 from a charity that save chickens and ducks from going to slaughter.

Matilda came home with four other girls. Poor girl looked like she was ready for the oven - no feathers, only a few on her head. Her sisters had all their feathers and would constantly peck and bully her.

But over the weeks Matilda grew stronger and braver. She would run behind the others, peck them and run off or hide behind my legs.

Last week she started walking strange. We bathed her hoping it would help her, but to no avail.

Monday afternoon the vet said it was egg peritonitis and nothing could be done. She was put to sleep, safe in my arms.

My heart is broken 💔

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RIP Matilda
by: Cath

Sharron, your story is so heart-warming. Matilda was rescued from a life where she will only have known being locked in a cage for 24 hours a day, to a life with you where she saw grass and was loved.

That was an amazing thing to do. I hope you're so proud of yourself, that you gave her that chance.

The fact that she got egg peritonitis is probably entirely due to her having been expected in a commercial setting to produce an egg every day, come what may. These battery hens do not have a good life. There was nothing you could have done about that.

But you did the best thing ever. You gave her a life of care and love. And that is priceless.

RIP Matilda. You were loved.

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R.I.P. Violet

by Amanda
(Ohio)

Violet

Violet

Violet was a Buff Orpington hen, just reaching laying age at five months old.

She and her two largest sisters (Briony & Myrtle) had recently asserted themselves as queens of the coop and chicken yard, bossing their six sisters and being gatekeeper of their domain.

Violet's favorite treats were sweet clover and corn on the cob (she also loved the occasional frozen tater tot treat on a hot day).

She died of complications with egg-laying and is survived by her eight sisters.

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Sweet Violet.
by: Cath

Thank you for such a heartfelt tribute to Violet, Amanda, and for the photo. She was a lovely hen. I love that she loved a tater tot treat!

RIP, Violet. You know you were loved.

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Our Nugget, the first of everything

by Kerry
(UK)

You were our first chicken, we got you on the last day of June this year (2019).

We called you Nugget on our way back in the car, that made us laugh a lot. A little white Leghorn, you made us giggle and fret. You came home and flew out of the cardboard box, I thought I lost you then! I spent the first hour of knowing you physically chasing you around, trying to shoo you down from my neighbour's roof!

You were the first to lay an egg (within 5 days of being in your home), the first to come out the coop, the first to jump up on my make shift ramp for treats.

You had a happy high pitch girly cluck, loving all sorts of treats and berries (you were the fastest to all treats!).

I loved holding you while I tried to nurse you, even though you were poorly, you always put up a fight. Nugget died from a vent prolapse - you were poorly for 2 days. I think you liked your warm baths. You certainly gave me lots of practice at being a chicken mom and I thank you for that.

Although you were only with us for 7 weeks (5/6 months old), you gave us lots of joy, eggs and memories and we love you dearly.

You slept so peacefully on your last night. I didn’t want to wake you for a last cuddle. The radio was on to keep you company and you’re no longer in pain.

Thank you for all the joy you brought, Nug Nug, we love you.

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In memory of Nugget.
by: Cath

That is a truly lovely tribute to Nugget, Kerry. She sounds like a real character and it's obvious that you took great care of her.

She had a good life while she was with you, and she gave you great joy in return.

RIP, Nugget.

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