Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :crying: Herbert's gone. difficult child 1 found some scattered feathers in the yard this afternoon, a few with skin attached. We think a large red tail hawk got her because we saw it circling not far off. No other signs anywhere. easy child is devastated. Never thought I'd be so attached to a chicken... really going to miss her... difficult child 1 is mad and took off on his bike. difficult child 2 is overwhelmed and dealing with it by sleeping. I can't stop crying... this just bites.
  2. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Oh, no. :crying: I'm so sorry. :9-07tears:

  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Not our beloved Herbert!! I'm so very sorry. OMG Poor lil dear.

    Mega (((((hugs))))) to everyone.
  4. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! Oh Gvc, I'm soooooooo sorry. Sending lots of HUGS for you and the entire family.

  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So sorry, gentle hugs to your entire family.
  6. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I'm sorry.

    Rest in peace, Herbert.
  7. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I kind of hate to ask and don't know if I could bring myself to do it but....has anyone (adult) looked for her just in case?

    I know....grasping at straws probably but ........
  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Oh no! Not Herbert! I'm so sorry. I know how much it hurts to lose a pet.
  9. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    OMG. How sad. I think your chicken was the sweetest thing. I am so sorry. Sending hugs. I think I have something in my eye cuz I know I am not crying. Nope not me.

  10. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    How sad- so very sorry :(

  11. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am SO SORRY! this is horrible. Sending many hugs for you and the kids.
  12. Marg's Man

    Marg's Man Member

    Marg and I have followed the story of Herbert with our own fond memories of the life and times we have had with our chooks over the 15 + years we have kept them. The joys of new chicks, the frustrations of crowing roosters, the reprieve Rhett the rooster got when he 'trod' our stroppiest hen on the branch of a tree, the sadness of losing a whole family of chicks to foxes...

    The first lot (I cannot remember exactly how many, more than four) we lost to foxes so, even in this, we have have shared experiences.

    This is one of those times when you have to "get back on the horse that just bucked you off". Keeping animals, whether for food or as pets (Herbert's eggs meant you got both from her) is great training for life for easy child's and G'sFG.

    Don't mourn her (too much) but value the enjoyment that she gave you/us all.

    Marg's Man
  13. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    I'm so sorry, I'll miss the stories you shared with us, poor thing. At least she had the time with you and the feelings of love she was given.
  14. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    That is just terrible. I'm so sorry. I loved Herbert and the stories you told. I'm heartbroken for you.
  15. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'm so sorry for your loss. {{{Hugs}}} to you and the family.
  16. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Brought back memories of the day my sisters and I got off the school bus (our uncle was the driver) to a lawn full of feathers. Our dog had gotten all the white chickens. Never did find even a feather of the bantees (we think they escaped into the swamp). It was a horrid sight! Our parents weren't going to be home for another hour or more and I wanted to stay on the bus and not face it. I was a teenager. I don't remember getting off the bus and I think our uncle may have come back after delivering the other kids home. I know how shocking it is to see feathers scattered after a tragedy.

    I am so sorry! :( Oh Herbert!

    (we had to find a new home for our dog before he found his way to the neighbors for their chickens)
  17. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    I'm so very sorry. Herbert sounded like such a sweet little chicken.
  18. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I am so devastated at the thought of that sweet little Hen actually gone.
    Big soft hugs tonight and a shoulder.
    Sweet little Sherbert Rest in peace.
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry! :(
  20. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry.