You won' be forgotten. The first time I saw you, you were squirming in the feedstore man's clutches. We didn't ask for a leghorn, but you were such a wonderful mistake. We would have never know what an amazing bird you were if there hadn't been some mistake. The last time I saw you, alive, you were trying to escape from the run so you could come say Hi to me. The final time I saw you, you were laying in the grass, sacrificed for the others. You always stood up and when the time came you protected your flock, you did one heluva job. I was so scared you were a rooster and we'd have to re-home you. Then you laid an egg and proved me so wrong! You knew just because you're the best egg layer doesn't mean you can't crow too. You were so clever and always escaped, but all while keeping an eye on the flock. You showed me what an attitude birds can have. When you were little I'd have such a time chasing you around the yard just for you to escape from the run again, but as you grew up whenever you saw a human, you were always there asking for treats and coming to greet us. You were such a sweetie and always tolerated those ridiculous neighbourhood kids. Your eggs always tasted best. The moments with you sitting on my lap were so special and I know I'm never ever going to find another hen like you, and we'll all miss you dearly. You gave your life for theirs, so thank you. You had a good 6-month life but you met a terrible end.
Visit me in a dream sometime soon, TheWhiteOne. Rest In Peace and fly high at the rainbow bridge.♥
"Nugget" was the snuggliest. Moments after this she escaped.
'Weena was always there, even when I was looking terribly un-photogenic.
Whitey was always on top of things.
"Snowy" in the garden. I hope there's a garden full of rhubarb for you in heaven.
"Foghorn Leghorn" was always the leader, despite Frederica.
I hope there's a dustbath for you in heaven, little "Fluffy".
"Edi", you had the most beautiful, understanding eyes.
"Mr. White", you always stood up for Stitch.
You've grown, Edwina. I wish you could have grown even more after this picture was taken.
...You weren't "just a chicken", my leghorn. Rest in peace, my chicky♥