A Sad Day

Isabella died today. She hurt her leg about a week ago, and, being a large heavy chook, she couldn’t walk, just shuffled around. The vet diagnosed a dislocated hock tendon, and took an x-ray this morning to see what could be done, but Isabella never recovered from the anaesthetic. She was 2 years and 8 months old, having been hatched on 29th May 2011, along with sister Daisy, and brothers Angel and Jarvis Cockerel (see the posts Croad Langshans: hatching update & Croad Langshans).

Isabella’s plight is eerily reminiscent of Daisy’s hock injury when she was just a few months old, and although she lived for a year after becoming disabled, I cannot in truth say that she had a good quality of life. Perhaps it is for the best that Isabella went to sleep this morning and did not wake up again.

Daisy & Isabella enjoy the sunshine

Daisy & Isabella enjoy the sunshine

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  1. I am so sorry that you lost your dear Isabella. You always hope for the best for them. They’re such funny little creatures. I’m glad to see a post from you. I’ve always enjoyed reading about your life with your animals.

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