For those of you who’ve followed my blog from the beginning, you know we got four fluffy backyard chicks in May of 2009. I chronicled our early days with them in The Hen Diaries. Raccoons, lost hens, a ransacked garden, that beautiful first egg … so much drama!
You can follow our adventures as fledgling chicken-keepers below if you missed it:
- Six & seven
- Eight, nine, & ten
- Eleven to nineteen
- Our First Egg
- Twenty to Twenty-nine
We lost one of those girls this week. Emily got suddenly ill last weekend and died on Tuesday. She was our first layer, and I always had a special fondness for her.
Rest in peace, Emily. We’ll miss you.