In a change to the scheduled post, I bring the sad news that ‘Thing One’ the chicken has died, this blog was two years old last week and Thing One has been striding out as my avatar from the outset
A chicken of great character, flock leader and mischief maker, we are going to miss her.
We are not even sure how old she was, about four or five, a good age for a chicken (and an age that made her very much a pet than a ‘productive chicken’) She hadn’t been running with the others for a day two, hanging about near the run rather than surfing the field or trying ever more ingenious way to get into the porch to eat the cat food and warm her bum on the boiler.
I found her dead this morning when I went to let them out. I doubt you can find a post about chickens on this blog in which she doesn’t have a starring role. I’m sure the others have learnt a thing or two from her, we will just have to see what happens as the pecking order is re-established.
Thing One, a life lived, as free as a bird.