Farewell to the big guy.

Big Fella

Yesterday was a sad day as we had to say good-bye to Big Fella, our magnificent rooster. A couple of weeks ago, he started the day with what appeared to be something like a stroke. His left leg was unable to support him and he fell a couple of times, spending most of that day sitting around.

He’s been managing to get around since then, but was struggling to maintain his balance. More to the point, he was unable to do his “Job”. Yesterday however, he took a turn for the worse and we couldn’t work out whether he’d lost his sight or was just very confused/disoriented, behaving very uncharacteristically. An obviously distressed bird.

He will be sadly missed as he was a wonderful gentle giant, popular with all our guests and is present on many a holiday snapshot!

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10 Responses to “Farewell to the big guy.”

  1. Lynda Says:

    I’m sorry. It is always sad to lose a good farm friend. ;(

  2. garybuie01 Says:

    It certainly is Lynda.
    Christine

  3. Cecilia Mary Gunther Says:

    O. So sad. I know it has to happen but sad all the same. Love the. pictures of the people feeding them! There must be pictures of that rooster all over the world.. c

  4. garybuie01 Says:

    Thanks for that Cecilia and nice to hear from you once more. I’ve been out of the blogging scene for a while and more about that in a new post soon. It’s a shame that my first post in a while had to be a sad one.
    Christine

  5. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Sorry to hear that, Christine. Poor old fella. I trust the rest of the clan are well?

  6. garybuie01 Says:

    Not really Diane, but more on that matter soon!!!
    Christine,

  7. mandala56 Says:

    Aw, too bad. Sorry to see a good rooster go.

  8. Kate Says:

    I am so sad to hear of your loss. Your Big Fella was such a beautiful character and brought much happiness to many visitors and no doubt your family. Our thoughts are with you in all your troubles.

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Thanks for that Kate. He did his job well for three seasons and his ‘modelling’ sideline was a great success too. We have fond memories but harsh as it may sound, all at Garybuie must move on.
      Christine

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