You are so very kind to say such nice things. It is a little over a year now and it still hurts a little.Thanks! I had started in and jumped around and then it got too confusing, so I wanted to get straight with who was who and when. Your "family" stories/posts are sweet, funny, happy and sad, but all the time very honest and immediate. Your writing style is very relatable and I love your videos and pictures. But yes, it will take me a long time to catch up to here, and I may not catch up - the "here" keeps moving ahead....so maybe I'll have to do both!
I would like to tell you that today I read up through the days Patsy was declining and her death and it really moved me . You gave her as much as anyone could hope to give and I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for figuring that out for me. It makes me feel a bit better about the young ladies at least.I'm finding that cream legbars live from 5 to 10 years and lay around 200 eggs per year. So while they are not at production hen level they are little "busier" in the egg department. I'm sure this is the leghorn genes in them. Daisy, the greatest hen ever, once laid 360 eggs in as year. That is profuction level laying. They are supposedly healthy and do not typically suffer from reproductuve disease. It seems they bred out the reproduction issues while creating a solid blue egg layer.
As with any chickens, the quality of breeding stock can determine the long term health of any chicken.
I don't think anyone ever stops hurting from grief, but you can adjust to living with it. So it becomes part of you, but not the main you, ideally. Here's my flock of 4 Buckeyes, they are coming up on 12 weeks old.You are so very kind to say such nice things. It is a little over a year now and it still hurts a little.
Tell us a little about your flock. We love pictures too.