This is now the time of year when things are getting amight cold outside in Ireland. With this in mind I had moved Agnes and Betty my two elderly birds into the indoor run.
Betty has had relapses of the respiritory infection I had going through the flock and few years back. I lost half my birds through it. She was the only one to survive that was infected but every winter she seems to get ill. So I put her into the inside to keep Agnes company.
This morning I went to feed them and poor Agnes looks like she has had another stroke. She was unable to get up on her feet this morning. One of her legs is all but useless.
DH thinks it is "time!" But I recall how ill she was in the summer and how after a few days she recovered enough to give her a chance and here she is months later!
She could not reach up to get feed this morning and so I got a smaller feed tray and put it beside her. She seems to be losing her ballance and falling onto her side.
I was at Church this morning so I have not had a chance to go see her. I am in my good clothes and so I am using this as a BIG EXCUSE not to go see if the poor wee might has died while I was away. DH has reminded me that we are away in February and no one will look after a sick hen! So he has said I should really think about the "Time!" - he is all set to do the necissary but I can;t bare to let him have her just yet. - After all of my nursing her these months I cannot give up on her. I have been hoping for months to find her passed away in her sleep. But she is Aggy and doesn;t want to go that easy!
Darn I am just so putting off going to the shed. What If she is in a bad way like Florence? - Aggy's sister Florence had a major stroke last year and was just propped up in her bed her body dead and her head moving! ( I didn't know what was up - but folk on here said it happens a lot to Parrets they have a stroke and the body stops working but the head won't die!) We were about to get a flight out to the mainland so poor DH had to do the necissary quickly. It was an easier thing with that bird as there clearly was no option and no hope of recovery. Now I am
getting to that point with my dear sweet lovely Aggy.
Don't you guys hate it when they die on you! Yet most of us still eat chicken -lol