Farewell To Hatty The Hen

This morning when I went to the poultry hut to let out the hens, ducks and guinea fowl, I was met with the sight of my beloved white hen laid out on the floor. It was too late she had already passed away. I can’t tell you how sad I am.

Hatty & Hetty The White Leghorn Hens
Hatty & Hetty The White Leghorn Hens

My dear friend Des gave me Hatty and her hen friend Hetty, who didn’t have a long life, back in the Summer of 2004. I have had Hatty, the white leghorn, for nearly five years and she has given me great pleasure with her lovely white shelled eggs and all the lovely memories. It may sound strange to some of you but Hatty was my pet hen. She would follow me into the garden when I was gardening and have a nosey at what I was doing, although I think she liked to think that she was the boss, well I have to admit she was. She would tell me off if I went close to her nest sites, which ranged from on top of the mill to inside the silage feeder or on top of the silage wrap mountain!

I made a cake of Hatty the Hen for my nephew’s second birthday and Hatty even has her own Cool Chick merchandise!

As a tribute to her and to let me look back over the five years she has been on the farm, I am going to put together slide show of photographs of Hatty the hen, so watch out for the Hatty Hen Slideshow.

She was a clever hen in more ways than one and she even had some penpals. Hatty the hen will be sadly missed. Rest now my sweet little hen. Goodbye and farewell.

4 thoughts on “Farewell To Hatty The Hen”

  1. Hi Jen T,
    Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. yes it is easy to get attahced to them. I thought Hatty would be around forever. The farmyard is funny without her quirky little call.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Gardensmallholder,
    Thank you for your kind words. i will definately treasure all the moments and the way that she used to follow me around when I did the gardening.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Hi Topveg,
    Thanks for your comment. I knew you would miss her too. Yes she did have a lovely life and she certainly was queen of the farmyard.
    kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  2. So very sorry to hear the news – she had such character & was so good looking.

    I know you will miss her a lot, we will miss her too. But she did have a wonderful life, what more could she have wished for.

  3. So sorry Sara, I totally understand how easy it is to get attached to them. Chickens each have their own funny litle ways and characters, some leave more of a lasting impression than others. Im sure you will treasure those memories of her (hug) Rest in peace Hatty x

  4. Sorry to hear about Hatty. 🙁 I’ve only had ours for 3 weeks and I can see how you can get quite attached to them, so it doesn’t sound silly to me at all.

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