I almost didn’t post this because of the brutality of it, but I decided that if I’m going to be completely honest about what happens on the farm…on any farm really…death is a part of it. Although its lovely to post beautiful photos of delicious vegetables, flowers, food and happy animals–those images only portray a part of the reality.
We lost our first chicken today. I wish there was something that I could have done to prevent her suffering. Sometimes things happen that could not be anticipated. One of the chickens escaped the fenced in area and met a pretty rough end. Three big dogs got loose from our neighbors yard and you can imagine the rest.
I’m just thankful that I didn’t let out the entire flock that day to wonder the farm. Our chickens will remain protected but still free ranging.