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Sampson

by Sam
(Idaho)

He was my most beautiful rooster I have ever hatched. I bought so many hatching eggs and finally I hatched one.

I was ecstatic - he was gorgeous and very friendly. I really loved him. He protected his hens.

I was looking forward to raising little chicks from him, but I found him dead.

Never found any marks, he was just dead and I cried and cried.

I will miss you Sampson.

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RIP Sampson
by: Cath

Thank you for sharing Sampson's story and his photo, Sam. He was such an elegant rooster. You must miss him terribly.

I hope you will be able to remember that he had a good life while he was with you, and brought a lot of happiness. He was loved and cared for, and not many chickens can say that.

RIP, Sampson. You are missed.

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RIP Little One and Rosebud ❤

by Anna
(USA)

Little One(4) and Rosebud(3) were both Rhode Island Reds. Little One was the kindest, cutest, and the most darling chicken ever. She was the mother of the others after Rosebud passed on.

Rosebud was the one who stayed outside and went inside, but only after all of the others. She and Little One watched over the others and they were best of friends.

Now they are together in the ground. They were the first two to pass. They are not "just a chicken" they were feathered family!

Little One had sudden death syndrome. Rosebud was just laying on the ground, lifeless.😭 They were my babies.

Rest in peace Little One and Rosebud!❤❤🐔🐔

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A lovely tribute.
by: Cath

I'm so sorry for the loss of Little One and Rosebud, Anna. It's devastating to lose even on chicken but two at the same time is especially hard.

Sudden Chicken Death Syndrome is cruel - it seems there is no rhyme nor reason for the death.

Your hens were lucky to have such a loving home during their life. I am thinking of you and hoping you will be comforted by the thought of the joy they brought.

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RIP Sun, my precious baby chick

by Sora

My mom bought a batch of fertilized Ayam Cemani eggs for my family to eat. I decided to incubate 5 eggs and only one hatched.

Since it was my first time even trying to hatch eggs, it was like a miracle.

I decided to name her Sun, she was the squeakiest little chick ever, always wanting to cuddle and follow me. Whenever I wasn’t around she would cry for me for minutes on end. She would chirp cheerfully when I held her in my hands.

She stayed with us for a week and a half until one night when I came back from work. I would usually check on her before going to sleep, I would call out for her and she would always chirp back. But this time there was only silence.

So I looked in the brooder and just saw her laying there on her back completely stiff. I was so devastated and cried like a baby for hours.

I miss you dearly, Sun. You were my miracle. Everything won’t feel the same without you around. I hope and pray to see you again in heaven someday.

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A lovely tribute.
by: Cath

What a lovely little chick, and how amazing that she hatched from Ayam Cemani eggs. They are a rare breed and beautiful.

I'm so sorry you lost her, Sora. Who knows why a previously healthy, happy chicken suddenly dies. It's devastating and I feel for you.

She was loved while she was with you, and many chickens cannot say that. I hope you find comfort in knowing she lived a lovely life while you had her.

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My Brownie girl

by Rena
(East Coast)

Brownie was from my first hatch from a broody hen (who has since passed as well).

Brownie was also low on the pecking order and she stuck to me like glue, she knew momma would fuss at the girls.

I would always get Brownie snuggles when I closed my babies up at night. She would come right to me.

She hasn't looked good these past few weeks and she's only a year and a half old. I figured molting and noticed she lost weight, so I put her in a separate cage. She was eating and drinking. I just found her passed away. :(

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RIP Brownie
by: Cath

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rena. Thank you so much for sharing her story.

It's always so sad when we lose any of our flock, and Brownie was obviously much loved.

I'm glad that she was loved during her life. Thank you for caring for her. I'm thinking of you.

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Dippy Sussex

by Meva
(Australia )

💕Chicken Sussex her name was❤️ Dippy❤️ 12 months 💐

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So sorry for your loss.
by: Cath

I'm so sorry for your loss, Meva. What a lovely hen she was.

Thinking of you in your loss.

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Nugget the Rooster

by Jolene
(Wyoming)

Cecilia and Nugget

Cecilia and Nugget

We are brand new to poultry this past summer because someone was giving a beautiful rooster away.

My 4 year old granddaughter saw him and fell in love. We brought him home, she held him and talked to him for hours while I set up a home for him.

When she put him down he followed her everywhere. I have many pics and videos of the 2 of them together.

When school started we got him a hen friend, they lived happily together until yesterday when we found Nugget dead in the backyard. No signs of a struggle, no blood or wounds. He was just lying on his side.

We buried him at one of his favorite places to hunt bugs.

Granddaughter decorated his grave with pretty stones and toy dinosaurs.

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RIP Nugget
by: Cath

Thank you so much for sharing the story of Nugget and Cecilia, Jolene, and for the lovely photograph. He was a very handsome rooster.

It is so hard when one of our chickens dies for no obvious reason. Sudden Chicken Death Syndrome happens more often than we might think, and there is nothing to be done about it.

All we can do is remember that Nugget had a wonderful life while he was with you and your family. He was much loved and so well cared for.

I am sure Cecilia will be very upset at losing him. She has done a wonderful thing by decorating his grave.

Nugget was a lucky chicken to have you. Fly high, handsome boy!

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In memory of my chickster, Gem

by Callie
(Foxboro WI)

My at least half a year old hen died on 10/1/21. I was outside going to saddle up my horse, then I saw her on the ground. I nudged her. She did not respond.

I placed her out by a tree in the backyard. The sadness that has hit me. I miss her so much. She followed me everywhere I went. She got many treats and lots of love from me. I still miss her.

I only have her sister left, Chunk. She is an Olive Egger / English Cuckoo Orpington cross.

She is forever in my heart, hopefully my auntie takes good care of her in heaven.....

Forever in my heart....

RIP Gem. I will miss you my lil chickster. Love, Me.

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Rest peacefully, Gem.
by: Cath

I am truly sad that you have lost such a loved chicken, Callie. It is so hard every time one of our flock dies, especially when there is no reason for it.

She was loved and cared for, and I hope you'll be able to think of the happy times she shared with you.

I'm sure Chunk will also be sad to have lost her sister. Chickens do feel loss. Perhaps one or two extra treats may be in order.

RIP, Gem. You are missed.

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Tyrone IV

by Umair
(Kashmir)

He is very cute ... he loves me .. he loves banana and meat ... he loves to be around me and he always here to make me happy.

But now I'm seeing him die - it makes me sad. I've lost 4 chickens before him and I think he is the last I will ever own. I love him so much.

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So sorry for your loss.
by: Cath

I am so very sorry for your loss, Umair. It is very hard to lose just one chicken, but losing five is truly heartbreaking.

I hope you will in time be able to remember that while your chickens were with you, they were happy and well cared for. Many chickens cannot say that.

Perhaps one day, you will feel able to welcome more chickens into your life.

Thinking of you in your loss.

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