Saturday, 11 August 2012

RIP Comet

My remaining hen succumbed to fly strike.  I have bought her body back from the vets to bury in the garden.  I am going to dig up half of the wildflower meadow and lay her to rest.

11 comments:

marigold jam said...

How sad. Keeping chickens can be like that though at times. Will you get any more or give up on poultry keeping? Shame too that your wildflower meadow will have to be sacrificed.

Jennifer Richardson said...

so so sorry for the loss
of your little hen.
your wildflower meadow
sounds like just the place
to lay her down to rest.
peace to you
in your sadness,
Jennifer

Pipany said...

Fly strike is awful Simone. Had it in one of ours this year. Very grim. Sorry to hear your chick had it xx

A garden just outside Venice said...

R.I.P Comet, sending you a big virtual hug Simone!
x

Rosie said...

Oh, Simone! Poor Comet and poor you, so sorry to hear your news. Like Michela I'm sending virtual hugs. Take carexx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I am so sorry Simone to hear that, poor little thing.
I think a wildflower meadow is just the place to lay her to rest.
Vivienne x

B'ham said...

Oh Dear...
:-{

xoxo

Lisa said...

So sorry to read your news Simone hope you are ok
Lisa x

Toffeeapple said...

Such sad news Simone, hugs to you.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Sorry to hear your sad news - but what a lovely idea to place her in the wildflower patch. Still looking for a name to your strange flower.

sharon said...

Simone,
I am ever so sad to hear your news. I have no idea what fly strike is and wonder how to avoid it. Chickens give on so many levels that I know you will miss her dreadfully. Sending healing energy your way.