Sunday, July 10, 2011

Graduation and Goodbye

I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago, but things got really hectic. Now that life has leveled out a bit and I have time to breathe, I can get back to blogging.

The graduation part of the title refers to the Jr chickens. They got big enough to graduate to the big chicken pen! They are very happy being able to run around and hunt down bugs. They are proper looking chickens now. They have all of their feathers and are just smaller versions of the older ladies.

And now for the goodbye. We buried Lucy, one of our flock matriarchs last night. She was seven years old and still laid an egg on occasion. She was my favorite hen. She came here as a day old chick and lived her entire life here. I don't know if it was old age that took her, or if she just couldn't take the constant triple digit temperatures. Either way, it was sad to find her departed from this world during evening chores. RIP Lucy, you will be missed old girl.

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