Friday, February 09, 2007

Highs & Lows

On the "high" side, I got an A on my anatomy test this week. I was a nervous wreck last weekend trying to cram all that information into my tired little brain.
On the "low" side, we experienced our first loss with our chickens last night. I went out to gather eggs and one of my two Black Astralorps was lying on the floor. A wise man once said, "if you have livestock, then you're going to have to deal with deadstock." But she was a younger hen and I noticed the night before that she was a bit lethargic. She never had a name (strangely the only one without a name), so perhaps I should name her "Anna Nicole" because of her short life (but-not-quite-as-tragic death). Yes, this is all said "tongue in cheek." It just feels a bit odd to say I have five chickens now instead of six.

But God is good all the time...and all the time, God is good.


Prairie Chick said...

So sorry about your loss. I just had one of my Australorps in the house overnight due to pasty butt. She seemed to recover fine after we hosed her bottom down (a first for me). I just wish I knew why.

I have never named my 6 Australorps because they all look alike, so they are all the "ladies"...The other 6 have names though.

sugarcreekfarm said...

High fives on that "A"! You little brainiac, you.

Sorry to hear about the hen. I lose one now and again, too, and I never really know why.

Ms. Peabody said...

Sorry to hear that you lost a girl. While you have to expect to lose one now and again - it's always a sad day when it happens.

Des_Moines_Girl said...

Sorry to hear about your chicken - so sudden! My folks once lost two horses in a lightning strike. They didn't discover them until they went out to feed.

Juli said...

Aww... sorry to hear the news. Those girls are so pretty... *sigh*

karl said...

we are planning to get six Australorp hens this spring. our girls need some shoring up and this last molt has been brutal. we were without eggs for six weeks.