Friday, August 26, 2011

RIP Louise

We lost Louise, our Rhode Island Red, last night to what we believe was an impacted crop.  She was our favorite.  She would follow me around the yard and peck me on the back of the leg when I didn't acknowledge her.  She was a talker and loved to scream at me when I stepped inside the coop.  She was our best and biggest egg layer.  We buried her under the peach tree.

Louise: We're so sorry we couldn't save you, and we're so happy we were able to share your life with you and give you a good one. Thank you for all of the beautiful eggs.  We already miss you so much. You were a blessing, and our homestead won't be the same without you. Goodbye sweet girl.  Candace and Nate


  1. Oh, Candace, I am so sorry!!!!! I never realized how much personality chickens can have - I know you'll miss her. I am glad you and Nate were able to give her such a good life. What a sweet place to bury her too......

  2. Woo Hoo, my computer's back online!

    I'm so sorry to hear about losing your favorite hen. It's so hard when animals die. There's always such a feeling of helplessness. It's amazing the kinds of personalities they can have. Really keeps the homesteading life interesting.

  3. Candace I thought I left a comment on this post but apparently not! It seems some animals just get closer to our hearts than others and their loss is so much harder to bear. I'm so sorry you lost such a great little gal.

  4. So sorry. That is so hard. I have lost several chickens too. It's never easy. : (