Today I said goodbye.
My eyes teared up when I held her for the last time and kissed her sweet feathered head. It’s hard getting so attached, but I don’t know how to be any other way.
Charlene was a dear little hen, and she was a sweetheart.
On Friday, Lola and Charlene seemed to be in good condition so I put them back into the coop with the other girls. But sadly, today I found Charlene worse than the first time I found her injured. She’d suffered another prolapse (her organs that push out the egg were partially protruding) and she was badly bleeding. The poor girl was slipping away. Jonathan and I couldn’t stand to see her suffer a slow death so we had to put her down.
I’ll miss my darling Char, but I’ll keep her memories in my heart always.
This blog is a recap of the life she lived.
Raising Her as a Baby:
For the first few months of her life, she lived in a large wooden crate with her sisters in my sun porch. Bella loved that.
Finally Seeing the The Great Outdoors:
In the Coop and Laying Eggs:
Playtime With Isabella:
Her Last Week: