Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Now there are two....


...... Laverne passed quietly late yesterday morning. 



I'm going to miss her.


After we buried her, I power-washed and disinfected the coop, the pen and the run. I usually do this in October and again in the Spring, but now was a good time.




 When it was dry, all fresh shavings, straw and hay was put down.


 Charlie and Maude didn't even wait until I was finished!


 All clean! It actually smells good in there!


I'll order six new baby chicks in the Spring.



:o)


24 comments :

  1. Sorry that you lost your little buddy.

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    1. Charlie was looking for her this morning, Gorges. He kept looking in the coop.

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  2. Poor Laverne.

    You sure took good care of her CM.

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    1. I always tried to, Glenn. Sometimes I made mistakes but thankfully they usually survived them!

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  3. I can't believe I have tears in my eyes over a chicken.
    Poor little chook, she will be missed.
    RIP Laverne

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    1. I did too, Granny. Now Charlie is the oldest...

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  4. Sorry for your loss. Hard to loose a little buddy.

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    1. It sure is! She was a feisty one, though! Always made me laugh!

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    1. Thanks, Terry. We'll start all over again in the Spring. Charlie will be happy!

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    1. Thank you BW. I'll miss her antics. She was a real character!

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  7. I am sorry Chickenmom. It's so sad to lose a companion. Big Huggs!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. It's so hard to think of them as just silly chickens as they all have different personalities. You will enjoy having and watching them!

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  8. Chickenmom, I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds like her last day was spent with her friends, though.

    We get attached to our pets no matter what they are.

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    1. Thanks, Borepatch. Maude somehow knew she was going. She kept very close to her even though they would peck at one another everyday.

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  9. Have been watching your Laverne now for a while... Sorry she won't be in the future with us, except in memory (and pictures, lots of pictures!).

    I am sitting here with my 15 1/2 year old (big) Spaniel laying on my feet... He is deaf, but can still see really well. Lots of other problems and one day he will teach me that I need to say goodbye.

    Sorry for your loss, Chicken Mom.

    Still reading, although commenting less because of chores. Lots of us out here I am sure.

    Cap'n Jan

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    1. I have loads of pictures of the gang. Thankfully the camera is digital and not film - I'd be broke! It's never easy to say goodbye to a pet, especially a dog. Give him a special treat today for me!

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  10. Just now reading about Laverne flying away...
    Gently and peacefully for a chicken...
    So sad for you.

    Spring will bring excitement to Charley and Maude and the saga will continue!

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    1. Thanks, Barb. She was a good hen - gave me lot and lots of eggs. Charlie probably dreams about Springtime! :o)

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  11. So sorry for your loss of Laverne. People that don't know what great pets chickens can be, would not understand the loss. I do.
    Spring will come again, along with a new batch to raise.

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    1. Too late to order new chicks now - our Winters are harsh. They wouldn't survive. I am SO looking forward to Spring. Renewal time! :o)

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