It is with the heaviest of hearts this morning that we say goodbye to the sweetest, friendliest, and coolest chicken on the planet. Last night Minnie Pearl lost her battle with everything she had going on. We will never know what it was, all we know is that it started out as wry neck and she never bounced back. She had become my best buddy. Min Pen went everywhere with me. If she couldn’t go in, then I didn’t go. She made friends wherever she went and changed so many peoples views on chickens.
I know that there would be people that would look at her and ask why I didn’t put her out of her misery, but quality of life is in the eye of the owner. This chicken had such a wonderful life while she was here, even on her worst days. Those days were the ones where we bonded the most. Animals know when you are trying to help them. After medications, feedings and a bath she would settle in for some snuggle time as if to say thank you.
Y’all, farming is hard, but so worth it! As much as my heart hurts today, I feel so good knowing that she was our chicken and we did the best we could for her. #smallfarm #smallfarmlife #farm #farmlife #chickens #chickensofinstagram #chickenlife #chickenlove #chickensofig #silkiechicken #silkies #silkie #farmingishard