It is sad when one loses a pet, especially one so adorable as Edwina. She was our favourite hen (tear).
|Edwina Chicken last year|
ISA Brown chooks only live for between 5 - 8 years because of their extreme egg laying capabilities and lack of heavy moulting.
Edwina laid eggs up until about two weeks before she died, and was productive to the end. She loved to be picked up and be in our company. Never flighty, and tame as could be.
Call us sentimental fools, but even though she was just a backyard hen, it felt like she was part of the family. I have been melancholy all day, which I suppose is just part of being human.
You will be missed my fine feathered friend. So long, and thanks for all the eggs.