Actual Death Experience

Yesterday was a sad day at the Manor, as our Welsummer hen Bebelina died suddenly. She was just over a year old and up until this fall’s molt she was a faithful layer of dark brown eggs. We’ll miss her.

The babies in the house continue to do well, and Baal is looking more grown-up by the moment. I’m thinking that when Melchior is healed-up enough to go back outside, I will pair her with Baal so that he has a buddy in the integration process, although it will mean integrating Melchior with the banty flock rather than the Big Chickens. On the other hand, Melchior is a tiny thing, so I think Bantytown is a more appropriate home for her.

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Comments (3) | Life at the Manor — Tags: , — Andrea @ 0400 on 8 November, 2011

3 Responses to “Actual Death Experience”

  1. Vicki
    0956 on November 8th, 2011

    RIP Bebelina. You were a good chicken, by all accounts.

  2. Selma
    1159 on November 8th, 2011

    Oh goodness! This is sad news. Do chickens normally not live very long?

  3. Andrea
    1650 on November 8th, 2011

    The usual lifespan is 5-7 years, with some chickens living into their teens, so this was very unexpected.

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