Today we lost Buttercup. She was one of the group of 12 hens that we named ‘The Laurels’ that were re-homed in May 2017 and she had over 400 days with us.
Buttercup was returned to us at a re-homing because the people that originally took her didn’t want her due to her crossed-over beak. To us, these things don’t matter at all; these hens are the tiny fraction of lucky hens that have avoided the slaughter truck and Buttercup’s crossed-over beak made her all the more endearing.
Arriving missing a few feathers, she soon grew them back and spent over a year enjoying her free range life – eating as much as she liked, devouring strawberries, cabbage, lettuce, slugs, worms and other treats and dustbathing and digging holes as often as she pleased!
However, she hadn’t been herself the last few days and despite medication, died this morning.
Fly high sweet girl.