Thursday, February 4, 2010
Sometimes I just want to give up! Y'all know I love my chickens, but I am tired of them dying. We had been keeping a hen named Angel in the house about 2 weeks or so. She was really sick and we had to hand feed and water her. In time, she got better, so we let her go outside about a week ago. She had been doing so well, getting around fine and eating good. Then tonight when my son went to put up the chickens, he couldn't find her. After searching he found her dead.
It's very upsetting to work so hard to take care of her, and then to know it was for nothing. She was the sweetest little hen. She followed us around everywhere and would just hop up in your hands. My son was so upset he just held her for so long, I was afraid he wouldn't let go. I think it hurt me more to see him upset than anything. Just when I think I've developed a thick skin, I realize I'm still way too sensitive.