Tuesday, 27 October 2009

RIP Mona

Today another of my lovely ladies went to meet her maker.
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We're not sure exactly how, whether it be a fox or one of the many Red Kites that have been circling the farm so low each day looking for food. Her body was left behind so there is more reason to suspect a Red Kite swoop, she would have been a bit too heavy to carry off I think.
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Whichever way, she is gone and now there are 7 White Girls, already they are staying closer together and close to the house. Tonight there will be a gap on the perches.
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Missing you already, my Mona, the noisiest and most complaining of the chickens, so glad that you spent so many happy days here on our farm.
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Sue xx

8 comments:

  1. Aww! Poor Mona - it is so sad that they meet their end before their time. We have been lucky so far as we've only lost two & both died peacefully at night in their house.

    Jayne

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  2. Sorry to hear about Mona. She must be missed! I have often thought that it must be hard keeping chickens with foxes or birds of prey around. We have foxes living very close by so it would be far too risky for us to have any.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

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  3. Oh so sorry Sue, a touching tribute to Mona.
    Bertie x

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  4. I realize you 'sign up' for things like this when you take on farm life .... but it has to be really hard to lose one of your little family.

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  5. Thank you for all the lovely comments.

    Sue xx

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  6. Sorry to hear this Sue. it's the downside of keeping them isn't it? x

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  7. oh sorry it must be horrible... just tucked my girls in bed xx

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