Saturday, 13 November 2010

Storm - R.I.P

My lovely Bendish Blue hen called Storm has died. I found her 'asleep' in the hen house this morning. I posted about her back in May when she was very ill but somehow by a miracle she pulled through. She put on weight and started to lay eggs. Over the last week I noticed how light she had become and seemed to be off her food. However when I put some chopped up pear in the run last night she fought the other chickens for it!

I feel so sad. She was my favourite hen. I will miss the soft cooing sounds she used to make, her soft blue/grey feathers and gentle nature.

Goodbye Storm. I will miss you.

18 comments:

Scented Sweetpeas said...

:-( poor you and poor storm. Sounds like she went very peacefully which is a blessing. We had an ill one this week which hubby had to put out of its misery, it is hard when they die isn't it :-(

Puppet Lady said...

How sad for you. Of course you will miss her. At least you gave her a comfy and happy life.

Julie Rutter said...

What a shame for poor storm. I'm sure you will miss her lots, it's always hard to adjust when a pet dies. Juliex

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. She sounds like she was wonderful.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Poor you; poor Storm. She sounded a great character.

Rosie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Storm x

Rosie said...

Oh, how sad - poor Storm and poor you; it must have been so upsetting to find her xx

amanda claire said...

Oh I'm sorry for your loss, I know it is hard to lose a loved friend like that xx

Flossie and Tom said...

I'm so sorry - its heartbreaking - two of our big New Hampshire Reds died naturally in their sleep but in July a fox got into the pen and killed our other four chickens and the two rabbits - I still get upset when I look out into the garden and they arent there :( Then I think what wonderful lives they did have and it makes me feel a bit better XX I'm sure Storm had a wonderful life and you should be very proud XXXX

periwinkle said...

R.I.P Storm -- hugs to you . Going back to your tree post our council has just attacked another of our parks .... why can't they leave stuff alone :-(

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I'm so sorry Simone, it's very hard loosing an animal friend as I know from experience.
Take comfort from the fact that you loved her and gave her a good life.
Vivienne x

Yarrow said...

I'm so sorry for you, Simone. I'm going through something similar with one of my hens. It's so sad when they are unwell. They're such fragile little creatures :(

Hugs to you.x

Green thumb said...

Hi Simone, I'm so sorry to hear about your poor pet.
Sending you a big hug
xxx

Ellouise88 said...

Hens have got such wonderful characters! So sorry to hear your news.

pebbledash said...

So sorry, Simone. How very sad. Sending hugs from me and Walter.
Diana x

Lyn said...

Oh Simone, I have only just strted to catch up with everyones news. Sorry to hear about Storm, I believe hens get quite affectionate and can be lovely pets, so sorry you lost her.
love
Lyn
xxx

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

i thought she was lovely too and i do symathise. it's so hard when we lose a beloved animal companion.
you gave her such a good and happy life and it it seems she had an extra six months of life too. some hens do have sweet natures and i think she was very special. we will all remember her and feel honoured to have met her on your blog.

it is probably sunny today in her hen heaven xx

Teresa said...

A Hug from NC to you. Uncanny how pets wrap themselves around our hearts and lives. What joy they bring... even if only for a little while.