I dedicate this post to the memory of Snowball the Silkie Rooster, whose good and happy life in my coop ended just last week. And to Arlene, Emily, Courtney, Angitou, Buffy, Willow, Veronica, and Charlie - all of whom passed within the last 12 months. It’s been a tough year for the flock—and for me.
There’s an unpleasant fact about keeping chickens that you probably didn’t think about when you first brought home your little peeping bundles. That someday they would die. Nobody likes to talk about it, but it’s something that you can’t ignore. If you have chickens, you’ve no doubt become attached, and sooner or later you’ll have to deal with their deaths.