Loss of My Last Chicken
I usually don't post in this forum but I thought you would understand my sadness. My senior Golden Sebright hen was attacked the other night while she slept in her pen, and she was killed. I am just heartbroken over losing her, as she was such a personality for our family, even the dog. She followed me around in the garden, took dirt baths at every opportunity, ran with the dog out back, and slept by the window with the cat. As most of you know, chickens 'talk' with different sounds and I loved hearing her contentness as she often fell asleep in my arms. Chic-Chic was 8 years old and the last member of my flock from years ago. To many people, she as a lowly chicken, but to me she was an unexpected friend. I guess the lesson here is that sometimes the smallest things in life can bring the greatest joys.