Coping with Losing a Chicken

Coping with Losing a Chicken
By Brittany Thompson, Georgia Yes, you read the title of this article correctly. Special people like us who do love their chickens like family members, occasionally losing one or more of our feathered friends. Whether it is from the ravages of time or predators, it feels like the end of the world. I do sympathize and have found some ways to cope with the losses. I would also like to share my losses and how to deal with them. Everyone is different, so coping with losses may take longer for some than others. I lost my first chicken about two years ago. She was a two-year-old Easter Egg hen. Her name was Bandit and she was a very outgoing and adorable hen. The loss of her devastated me for quite some time. I blamed myself for not being there for her. Since Bandit, I have lost five chickens despite living

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