A Chicken Memorial to
by Denise Dlouhy
I rescued Becky from a neighbor who didn't want her anymore. She had a bad leg but we took her anyway. Loved being held and gave us eggs every other day. It was very easy to get attached to her. She even knew her name and when I would go out to let her out of her cage she would rock back and forth as if to say "hurry up I want out".
I had her put down due to her leg getting worse. I had been taking her to an Avian Vet and he told me it's very hard for a chicken to get along with just one leg. It took a toll on her. She lost so much weight and I finally decided she'd had enough. I think I wanted to keep her alive for me.
I miss her so much and am getting an outdoor plaque to put on her coop as a memorial to her. We are in the process of building a larger coop and am getting the same breed as Becky. I was told she was a Light Sussex. Beautiful and sweet. I will never forget her!