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Cloud was a 12 year old white silky hen.

She is pictured here, this was back when I had ma ducks which I re-homed to a place with a better pond
how is this gonna work by LilleahWest

I hand raised her from a tiny chick, she was super tame and I even took her to High school a few times.
Chickens can live to be 10-14 years old and she died of natural causes, warm and cozy as a house pet in her old age (my younger girls have a heat lamp warmed hen house).

She just passed this evening.

It is odd that something that has been in my life longer than most my other pets, hell longer than any of my human friends, is no longer with me.

I shall bury her tomorrow in the warm winter sun, in my garden where she used to hunt for bugs.
  • Listening to: my noisey fish tank and cockatieal...
  • Reading: recently: watershipdown, the last unicorn
  • Watching: err...what ever is blaring on the TV behind me
  • Playing: playing legend of Zelda:TP for the 3rd time
  • Eating: roasted salted peas (taste better than they sound)
  • Drinking: milk (mmm i LOVE mik)
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LizaVon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww RIP little chick I'm so sorry for you
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AshiraCartel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
RIP Very sweet little thing
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animesoundtracklover Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww our friends had chicks that they raised into roosters but some really mean neighbors made them have to either kill them or take them away. At she lived a long life.
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StiahtaManiwasi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Writer
I know how you feel. It was very strange for me when I lost my little dog a year ago. Wishing you all the best.
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dandypandy12 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of my chickens had to be put down the other day :( It got a nerve paralysis deises that could have spread to all the others so she had to go. although i was no where near as close to her as you were to cloud!

I know someone who has a white silkie... it chases their dog and tries to sit on its back. They seem to be a very freindly type of hen!

Rip you beautiful fluffy thing! your a lucky bird to have had such a good life :)
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Perceptor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Aw hon. Hug. May she rest in peace.
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XFlawedDesignX Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My condolences given as well. May she rest in peace
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Axilery Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to give my condolences as well (sorry, can't think of a better synonym for "condolences").
My animals are healthy, but it's only a matter of time before something happens. :( She looks like she was a beautiful hen, I'm sure she lived a full and happy life.
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SisterHipster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My condolences as well. Recently, I lost my dog last month, so I know how it must feel for you to lose your hen.
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michaelmas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
It's always tough when we lose those close to us :(
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my condolences
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spencerbeavcoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry Beastcub..:huggle:
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BeadedDragon600 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
aww, RIP cloud :(
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Shinopa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww, I'm sorry for your loss. :(
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ggirtc Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i had a metal break down when my dog died i didnt go to school for 4 days i really miss him a lot!
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ggirtc Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she is with my 2 dogs and cats i just keep getting pet from off the street!!! ahhh to much!!! anyway im very sorry for your loss we all do love u guys a lot!!! oh!! and wolfgem i hope u get better soon!!!!!!
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Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, that's so sad... I bet she's happy where she is now.

Tame chickens are the greatest. I volunteer on a farm, so luckily I know first hand how sweet they can be.

Sorry for your loss, dear. :hug:
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lazrwolf66 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sorry to here of your loss. I always think that pets are our friends the loss of just one hurts, but we are better to have known them than to never have met them.
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M0NSTERMUTT Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry for your loss, but at least you have those 12 years of good times. You still have the memories of taking her to high school, the good times and the bad times you may have had raising her. While I've never personally had anything like a hen due to my cats being birdnappers, I'm sure she was a great pet.

RIP Cloud <3
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nanochetha Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP now she can sleep with angels
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Swiftstar01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very sorry to hear that. I hope for the best.
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CassiniCloset Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My condolences, it's never easy when life gives you these things to pull through.
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Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Aww I'm sorry. But now you have 12 years of happy memories to look back on
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CursedFire Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's sad :C I'm sure she lived a wonderful life with you <3
As I'm sure others said, I had no idea hens lived that long!
RIP Cloud
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AnimeLoverofDoom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
I know how ya feel. A few dogs of our family have recently passed away and it's a lot weirder now that they are gone. I look at my bird and worry about what I'll do when she passes on, she aint as young as she used to be.
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ggirtc Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
same here animeloveofdoom same here
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LatinoManInBlack Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Oh no... That's sad to hear. I'm so sorry for you. God bless your soul. You've been through so much.
Rest in peace, Cloud. I hope she has a good afterlife in heaven.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... didn't even know chickens could live that long. <3
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cutelilkitkat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:huggle:

Rest in Peace Cloud :iconpurpleheartplz:
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my deepest sympathies :huggle:
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Chargal4 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Rest in peace, Cloud.
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's so sad :( I'm really sorry!
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MachikoChan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I'm so sorry.
R.I.P, Cloud.
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SmashingTheOpponent Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dawww... well at least she had a wonderful life with you.
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