Wednesday, October 29, 2014

R.I.P. Daisy

Daisy - my much loved and most favourite Pekin Bantam that I have ever had
died yesterday at the grand old age of 14 years.  

On Monday she was the last one out of the nest box, but I didn't think anything 
of it as she was getting so old.  She spent a fabulous day in the sunshine
catching insects and sunbathing with the others.
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Yesterday I was up and out early and she was enjoying sitting in the 'ground floor' nest box in the sunshine in the run, and didn't come running out for food.  Off I went for my three mile walk, then back again to load my car up for my trip up the allotment.

I had a look at her and she was asleep snuggled down in the Hemcore in the sunshine.
I stroked her before I went and she didn't move.  It was then that I realised that she had died.

Oh how I loved her - what joy she gave us - she was such a treasure, but she 
lived a very very long time for a bantam - the longest lived chicken I have ever owned.

We have some lovely memories of her - and great photos - and scrummy eggs over the years.  So whilst I do feel sad (which is rather silly you will think) I am so happy that she lived a long, peaceful and healthy life right up until yesterday.