Monday, February 18, 2013

::Audrey's Eulogy ::

It's a sad day in our home and in the coop. 
The old gal, Audrey was found dead in the coop this morning.  
There were no signs of disturbance and no signs of struggle. 
We think she just got old, laid down her head and died. 
This is Audrey. 

 She was one of a pair of chickens. 
Not just any chickens. 
Our first chickens. 
This is Audrey and Jayne the first day we brought them home to the new coop. 
Yes, Audrey and Jayne... 
I name my chickens after Old-Time TV personalities. :) 

She was such a gentle chicken. She would let me hold her...sometimes. 
But when I'd feed them raisins from my hand...she would hang back and wait; then gently come and take a raisin from the palm of my hand. 

Sometimes, I don't even think she knew raisins were being handed out...she'd be off by herself, exploring the pasture and looking for a choice worm or two. 
Our nic-name for Audrey was 'dumb-blonde'~

On occasion we'd all be outside and she'd be off...who knows where? 

Here she is in the mudroom. 

...and again. Inside where she's NOT supposed to be! 

She was often times where she shouldn't be...
She knew where we kept the snacks... 

She was full of funny little antics... 

She'll be missed. 

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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh, I am so sorry...she sounds like a wonderful chicken!

The Boston Lady said...

RIP Audrey. You were one special chick. Sorry Pat. Ann

Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishing said...

i am so sorry about's always sad when a hen passes away... :(

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I am sorry. Poor Audrey. Did you know I have a daughter named Audrey? It was my darling mother's name.

Angel said...

Did you realize you had so many pics? She was a pretty hen.

Carla said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a cutie

must love junk said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Audrey...that made me sad! She looks adorable in the pics.

Liz said...

So sorry to read about your Audrey! What a beautiful hen indeed!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I am such an animal love I can't hardly read this, so glad she died in her sleep! Love reading about your chickens!


Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I am sorry for your loss. Animals are so funny...she seems like a silly personality type chicken. I think her nick name is hilarious! RIP sweet blond chicken. aaawwwh!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am sorry about your Chikies, but I must tell you , you have quite a sense of humor with the title of your blog !!!

Cindy said...

Aww, that is sad, I know how fowl can become like wonderful pets, we had turkeys once and one of them became an outcast amongst the other turkeys and he became my 18 month old sons pet. He loved it, he would often be seen sitting on the porch holding the turkey.
Hugs, Cindy

Maureen Wyatt said...

RIP Audrey. The first two chickens are the most special and it's really like losing a pet. The pic of them facing the wall is pretty hilarious, though!

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

What a beautiful bird. It is so sad she has passed. But you have wonderful pictures and fun memories of her.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Audrey was such a beautiful girl. I know how hard it is - I've lost 5 of my original chickens so far and it's devastating. Hang in there. You'll be in my thoughts :)

My Repurposed Life said...

oh, how sad... poor audrey. I'm wondering, what is the expected life span of a lying chicken?
I remember a lot of those pictures.