13 October 2008

When all the cards are down



Here lies Stella.

She got eaten by something. Kelly found her, and it was gruesome. We buried her in a hole and covered her with rocks.

She was a good chicken. A brave chicken. We named her after a Grateful Dead song.



Stella had a happy life. She was by far the best looking of the chickens, and I think she knew it. On many mornings she stood on the coop roof and crowed.


That habit was really kind of obnoxious, but funny once we got used to it.

She got lost once, after a hawk attacked Peggy-O and Bertha. We put up fliers in the neighborhood because we thought she ran away.
But actually she was living in our shed. She was really pretty smart, for a chicken.

R.I.P. Stella (July 2006–13 October 2008)

16 comments:

meg's mom said...

Oh no! What do you think it was that got her? Are the other two safe? This is a sad day.

frugalmom said...

Well thats just no good. Dammit. Im sorry to hear about your sweet, chicken.

hyd said...

RIP stel

Anonymous said...

I'm sympathetic to your loss. Something ate both of my chickens a couple of weeks ago. RIP Stella. And RIP Emily Quiche and Emily Lorraine.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry.
You were a good girl, Stella.

mike said...

Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there.

mommymommyland said...

so sorry to hear about your chicken.

John said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. i guess that cuts back the number of eggs you will bring home for me to eat.

By the way, if mom didn't tell you, i passed my boards.

Tammy said...

ohhhh, I'm so sorry.

CatHerder said...

so sorry about stella....we had a 20 year old kitty that died this year, her name was Casey Jones!

sugarcreekstuff said...

So sorry about your Stella.

henbogle said...

Oh, rats! It is upsetting, I know. We lost 3 (THREE!) of our beautiful girls this summer to a raccoon, it was so upsetting I didn't even blog about it.
Ali

Equine Body Work said...

Stella! I am sorry for your loss. I love the chickens my boyfriend keeps in the city. 3 Rhode Island Reds, it makes me feel closer to the city. I thought I had lost them once when I let them out of the coop to roam the yard, went inside for 20 mins. to return to no chickens. As it was nearing dusk they had found the most uncomfortable shelf of tools to roost upon. silly chickens.

CeeCee said...

Oh, sorry about Stella! I lost one of my chickens to a neighbor dog a couple years ago.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss but I think if she got on the coop and crowed she was a rooster she was a he.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss but I think if she got on the coop and crowed she was a rooster she was a he.