Saturday, May 22, 2010

Passages: Dolly Parthen

Dolly Parthen died last night.  You might remember her.  She was the chick with the overlarge crop in the First Foraging Foray.

She lived well for her fourteen months.  She strolled in the grass and basked in the sunshine.  In fact, last month she stayed out all night!  From time to time her crop gave her troubles, but for the most part she was a happy chicken.

In the past couple of days, however, her crop grew hugely distended.  I tried various ways to relieve the pressure.  I think perhaps she just decided it was time to go to the Big Coop upstairs.

I will miss her pleasant nature.  Rest in peace, Dolly.


Rose H (UK) said...

Sorry to read that Dolly has gone, ~I'm sure she had a great life with you though as she has been very well cared for. RIP.

The JR said...

Aw sorry to hear that. But, she had a good life while she was here.

Anonymous said...

Bless her sweet little heart! I first read about Dolly Parthen when searching info. about "Huge crop chick". I have one of the same breed about 4 -5 weeks old that seems to have the same issue going on.