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Ode to Bitchy

Post by Happy » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:46 pm

And then there was one...
I've lost my special girl Bitchy. This morning she was grumbling at me to hurry up and lift her down from her perch like she always did. This evening I found her laying down like she just went to sleep. Bitchy was 8..a great age for a chicken, I know. But she was so tough I guess I thought she'd live forever.
Bitchy was head hen her entire life. She kept the others in line with just a stern look or one quick peck. She never held a grudge, she was fair and she was never challenged. All of her flock, including roosters, respected her seniority and her authority.
As tough as she was, Bitchy loved to be held and carried around. She loved having her wattles rubbed and she adored the finer things in life...like stealing the dog's bed to lay in the sun, having worms dug up for her in the garden, mush on a spoon every evening and her soft blanket perch cover. Bitchy is the 2nd longest living from my original flock. Her sister Miss Kitty is the last surviving senior.
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:53 pm

Oh darn, sorry to hear that. She made the most of her life though!
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by Kbr42 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:21 am

Oh, I'm so sorry. Kudos to her keeper for her helping her enjoy a long and fun filled life! Im sure she will be missed.
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by Flat Rock Farm » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:22 am

So very sorry for your loss Happy :cry: Sounds like she had the best chicken life with you and she will be missed very much :heart:

:rip: Bitchy in chicken heaven.
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by Jaye » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:26 am

Aww, sorry for your loss, @Happy . She was a very special hen, and 8 is a respectable age. RIP Bitchy.
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by kenya » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:15 pm

Oh so sorry to hear this, at least she had a great pampered life right up to the end.
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by Shnookie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:51 pm

Sorry for your loss. 8 years is a long time :(
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Re: Ode to Bitchy

Post by KimChick » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:46 pm

That was a good, long life!
She sounded like a really good hen!
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