Today we said goodbye to Tulip. Despite treatment a week ago today the fluid had returned to her abdomen and we did the only kind thing we could for her, and took her to the vet to ease her suffering.
She was one of the group of 12 hens that we named ‘The Laurels’ that were re-homed in May 2017 and she had almost 11 months with us. Soon after arriving Tulip established herself in the flock and grew back her feathers, becoming one of the dominant hens in the group and embraced her new life. She had close to a year of living a natural life with space to roam, sunshine on her back, grass at her feet and as much food in her beak as she wanted.
Fly high sweet girl.