And then there were nine. And Hobbes.RSS feed

Posted: Monday 14 May, 2007

by Rosemary at 9:15pm in Poultry 3 comments Comments closed

Mrs Purple died in the night. She was one of our oldest hens, except for the Brown Leghorn, and a Rhode Island Red. She hadn't been in top form for a while - her comb was a bit purple (not the reason for her name - she had a purple leg ring), so she probably had some kind of heart / circulatory problems. She was OK yesterday i.e. chooking around for corn and pecking greenfly off the gooseberries, but was a stiff as a board this morning.

So now there are nine. And Hobbes. And however many of the cheeps turn out to be female...



Tuesday 15 May, 2007 at 12:28am

I'm sorry to hear about Mrs Purple. It's never nice but hopefully she didn't suffer.

Sara from farmingfriends


Tuesday 15 May, 2007 at 10:37am

part of lifes cycle, hopefully you will get some ladies from your chicks and hobbes should provide more if required. have lost two girls myself this year, and only hatched one. so i have bought some pol which are earning their keep already. they are providing us with all sorts of interesting eggs, double and triple yolkers, small ones big ones and odd shaped ones, i suppose it's part of growing up.


Tuesday 15 May, 2007 at 10:08pm

I don't think she did suffer - best way to go, I suppose.

We get some intersting egg shapes, too - someone lays long thin ones. Never get multiple yolkers, though.

Never a dull moment, eh!

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