Couven. RIP girl.

July 29, 2012

In case anyone reads this who knows me, knows that my wife and I keep hens and knows our "hen history" (our two original "girls" , "Couven" and "Cutlery" were both Bovan Goldline hybrids, bought from poultry supplier in the heart of England.

"Cutlery" died about 18 months ago (I had to despatch her) and today had to do similar to her sister, "Couven".

It's fair to say that both of our original girls had the best life we could give them (proper free range hens, eating all manner of beasties as well as their layer pellets), but both had their lives cut dramatically short by unseen health issues.

Unfortunately both became desperately ill (through being of very poor stock from a supplier that I certainly will never return to (We use a much more local poultry supplier these days, who hold really healthy free range hens. In case you're interested, their website is HERE.) and ended their days in a pretty undignified fashion (in different ways).

I won't go into any detail regarding either bird, because to read details would be very distressing for many people I think.

 

All I will say is that "Couven", like her sister "Cutlery" gave myself and Anna all kinds of wonderful times and memories (and not just us - our neighbours, family and friends too) and we gave them the best life they could possibly have.

Anna and I will miss Couven (like her sister) greatly.

 

 

Thanks Couvs - Rest in peace.

You're out of your misery now and scrabbling around with Cutlery in the great big vegetable patch in the sky.

 

Doug.

Hen in marigolds

 


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