Apr 17, 2013

My Chickens: I Loose a Hen/Bad Sweetiepie!

Today was hard for me. I went out to the hen house, only to discover my friend Spider is no longer with us. She had just died in the fenced-in chicken area when I came out.  I knew she probably wouldn't live much longer because she wasn't gaining any weight and she was acting strange lately. And to make matters worse, Sweetiepie discovered how to escape the box even with the cover on. I was kept up all night with Deadbirdie's screaming. Then when Sweetiepie got out, she was running around the room screeching at the top of her lungs!   Man, she can get loud.  
When I found Spider, I was so stunned, I just picked her up, all zombie-like, and buried her in the woods. I didn't even realize I had lost my friend until I got back inside and thought about it more. Spider was such a good, somewhat wild, hen. She just turned a year old last month. Such a bad morning for me. Big sad *sigh*. 


  1. So sorry to hear that Madz. It's awful when we loose our little friends. Even though she was ill it is still a bit of a shock when it finally happens. Glad you have lots of little trouble-makers to keep your spirits up.

  2. Awww, I am so sorry about Spider. It is so hard to lose good chicken friends. I bet you have many happy memories of your times with her though. It always takes a while, but eventually you will be able to think of her and be happy for the time you had with her instead of being sad that she's gone.


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