|Edwina Chicken last year|
She passed away this morning after slowly going downhill over the last week. As she was five years old, it was just her time. There were no visible signs of illness.
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.