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Not a bad way to go....
My beautiful, big, beskirted momma (aka Humbug) died yesterday, but do you you know what? I can't be too sad.
Firstly - she was not a rescue case, but bought as a pullet, so she's had a good life, and as a dual-purpose bird would have been in the oven long ago if she'd gone to most places!
Next - she was 5 years old last month - not bad for a big momma really.
She had hardly any health issues all her life, except for a bit of bumblefoot.
Finally - she was as happy as a hen can be, foraging (all the wrong things - usually to be found under the fatball feeder waiting for titbits!).
Yesterday morning she laid an egg (making it a round dozen this year!).
Then yesterday evening she wandered over to the water bowl, had a drink, took a couple more steps and just died the most sudden death you ever did see.
So what's to be sad about? Although I will miss that lovely gentle giant.....
Here she is foraging the day before she died - she's the biggest one!