I lost a dear friend today and my heart is breaking. Marvelanne died this morning.
After we got our original flock of six hens, we went back about a week later to the feed store and picked out Marvelanne and another hen. After they were home, we noticed that they were both sick. I rushed to the feed store across town to get some antibiotics and learned how to give my first injections with a shot. They recovered nicely.
Marvelanne was one of the friendliest and most docile of the flock. She had a very sweet disposition. She loved to ‘sing’ and I would often hear her voice outside in the backyard above the other hens calling, “Haaawww, Hawwwww, Hawwww” just because she was happy.
Whenever I took the shovel to the dirt, she was one of the fastest to spot and eat the worms. She was so small, she had to be stealthy and quick.