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Courtney,I love you and you will be missed......

Courtney passed away yesterday night.She was ''laying'' the night before,but in the morning, it was obvious she was having some trouble passing a huge egg.After delivering the egg,she appeared in distress,unable to move her legs, laboured breathing,and having some 'abnormal movements'.We ran her to the vets,who diagnosed post egg paralysis,and calcium deficency.He gave her sub-q fluids,and an injection of calcium.We took her home,put her under a heat lamp shining into her cage,with her mate.Hoping she would get better.We checked on her often and Chuck and her were snuggling,him cooing softly to her(she still had the movements going on) but was interacting with us and Chuck .Later that eve,we had seen her mate chuck very upset,pacing and frantic,went over to find that she had passed on.I called the vet back to tell them what happened,and he stated she may have had an underlying condition that contributed to her passing.

I am in total shock about her passing on,Chuck is still VERY upset as well. I feel so sad for him. And I miss her so much..............
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Courtney, and I know how it feels to lose a hen so unexpectadly, it is quite a heartbreak.

Sending you a BIG hug for comfort.

May she rest in peace.
 

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your Courtney.

Fly free and high precous Courtney. Know that you were much loved and will be greatly missed!!


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I am so sorry to read the news.
It is so heartbreaking to loose a beloved pet.
Thank you for all you do for our beloved birds.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your Courtney. There are no words that can take yours and your chuck's pain away, but she will always live in your heart and memories. Cuddling and holding chuck may help him, but this peom below may help you in your time of sorrow.

"I'll lend you, for a little while, a bird of mine," He said.
"For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.

It may be six or seven years, or maybe twenty-three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay, as all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this bird to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love - not think this labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again.

I fancied that I heard them say, 'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'
For all the joy this bird shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shower him with tenderness and love while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.

And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand."

If, by your love, you've managed, my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him you've loved; be thankful; do not grieve.

Cherish every moment of your feathered charge.
He filled your home with songs of joy the time he was alive.
Let not his passing take from you those memories to enjoy.

"I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, and teach you all you have to do.
And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too.

~Author unknown
 

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I'm sorry to hear this sad news, Prophecy. In life, Courtney was blessed by your presence, and now she will bless you with hers.
 
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