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Sweet Dreams Dear One.......my broken heart

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by DDRanch, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. DDRanch

    DDRanch Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    This is Mary Virginia, my oldest and dearest hen who died quite suddenly yesterday afternoon. She was out and about with the flock in the am and early afternoon. I found her in the pen about an hour after I locked them up for the night. On the one hand, I am grateful that she wasn't ill (at least didn't appear to be) wasn't hurt and wasn't pecked on....She was 8 years old and my only EE. We are all missing her terribly. I will miss her sweet disposition and her courage to get up in the morning and participate all day long. She was such a wonderful hen.....dear Mary Virginia.


  2. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster


    I'm sorry...
    You gave her a good life and she enriched yours too. Thank you Mary Virginia.
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    How wonderful that she had such a loving and caring family from the beginning to the end of her life. They really teach us a lot don't they?
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    8 years old, thats amazing. What a long and loving and fun life she had. She's purdy, too.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    [​IMG] so sorry
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] so sweet looking too!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So sorry for your loss. Been there too many times in the last couple of years myself. Though we want them to stay with us forever, she did live to a very respectable age for a hen.

  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    We just lost one of our old EE hens that was 5 years old a few days ago. her name was cluckers, great hen, but sadly she got egg bound.
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so very sorry you lost Mary Virginia. [​IMG] She was a beautiful girl.
    We do become quite attached to our girls, and we hurt so bad when they go. Keep her wonderful memories alive, and she will never be gone.
  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    She was lucky to be part of your flock.

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