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.



  1. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your beloved Daisy. I know it's always sad when one of your pets crosses the rainbow bridge.

  2. RIP Daisy, bless you xxx
    Sorry to hear of her passing, but, what an age for a hen!
    Hugs xxx

  3. It's not silly at all Lottie, she has become part of the family just like any other animal would, so when they are no longer with us it is a very sad time, just like losing a family member. I'm so pleased that she has left you with so many lovely memories though.

    hugs Sam xxx

  4. She was beautiful wasn't she. I am always drawn to the more decorative hens at the county shows.

  5. I'm sorry I missed this post Lottie, it isn't silly at all. We love our kids and fids whether fir or feathers... They give us so much joy. And I hope your memories and pictures help to ease the loss. I had to say goodbye to my Sweetheart and I cried. So who is silly?
    XO (((Hugs)))


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