Ester would have turned six in June. A good age for a chicken, but an exceptional age for a sex link hen. She was my sweetest, best loved hen. (Don't tell the others, although I expect they knew). Ester was one of six, day-old chicks, that I hand raised. There is now only one survivor, Ol' Brown Betty and a motley crew of other younger hens. Unbelievable how much these funny creatures touch and enrich our lives. R.I.P. Ester .