Saturday, July 2, 2016

Losing Golda

We lost little Golda today.

The back story:
I was riding my bike in the "neighborhood" and when I returned noticed the chickens had been locked up in their small outside pen.
That's odd.
When I left they were in the donkey pasture, with the donks.

Then I turned to manure duty.
Rick came out to the gate and explained that while I was gone, he heard the chickens in a ruckus and found Golda back in the corner by the fence.
No idea what predator would have been out in the middle of the afternoon.  It would have had to jump the fence - front gate was blocked off so hens couldn't escape.

I will miss the little girl.  
She was my carry-around while chatting buddy.  
Good-bye sweet Golda.


  1. I am very sorry. Chickens are just so hard to protect.

  2. So sorry to hear your sad news Janet. So upsetting when we lose one of our girls. What a wonderful life she must have had there with you and all her friends. Kind regards, Louise S, Cheshire UK.

  3. So sorry! I hate that our "ladies" are so vulnerable.

  4. I'm so sorry. We get attached to our animals, even chickens. We have lost six guineas in the last three weeks. Our sweetest guineas! Something is catching and killing them in the day time as they wander around. It's awful.

  5. Ooh so sad to learn this, we do get attached to our feathered friends :(