One of our girls passed away in the night last week. She hadn't been laying for a while, but she just changed her plume and was eating and drinking well, taking dust baths and generally doing chicken things, seemingly happy and healthy. Totally unexpected, and there is nothing worse than finding a dead animal that's in your care. She was in her nesting box with fresh hay and looked peaceful, when I go, I'd like to go like that, at least.
Chickens are social animals, so we've decided to let her be free in the garden, have a rummage and not be so alone. At least until we can find her some buddies. The dogs and Frida have spent time in her pen and they're respectful of one another. #unity #letsallgetalong #coexist #staytarsi #backyardchickens