Doralee the Wonder Chicken has officially entered the sunset of her life. In the past few weeks she has slowed down a lot, lost a considerable amount meat from her old bones and has entirely lost her spark. We think the end will come quietly, and probably pretty soon.
We don't know how old Doralee is. She came to us in the spring of 2007 from Swede Farm. She was already an adult and had arrived to them, as such, years earlier. I'll have to see if they remember in which year they got her.
Doralee stopped laying eggs well over a year ago, but we didn't really care. We got a couple young egg layers and kept her (and her two mates) on as ambiance. We still fed her, and often in the air - where she used to love to jump to get fruits and veggies on offer. If you've been with the blog for awhile, you'll remember the cucumber overload last summer. Doralee's happiest days.
I considered euthanizing her, but we don't think she's suffering, so we'll just let nature take its course for now. She was a good chicken. I'm sure she'll end up in Chicken Heaven. Where I assume cucumbers are always in season.
Hmmm. Where to Start?
3 months ago