A very sad event…

My Big Boy
My Big Boy

On August 2nd, 2015 my RIR Rooster Franky who just fathered 5 beautiful fluffy butts died in my arms of an apparent heart attack.  He was majestic, larger then life and took the responsibility of his hens very seriously.

For the past month he was showing signs of fatigue, he was brought to my vet who has chickens of her own and we tested (which came back negative for anything), and covered all illnesses with two rounds of different antibiotics.  He never turned the corner…

It was so sad to see such a strong Rooster decline so quickly….  My heart breaks as my yard is now so quiet.  My hens don’t know what to make of it – I haven’t let them out for the last two weeks to free range because I had Franky inside with me.

I have been wondering if Franky whispered in my hens ear and said “it’s time to make babies.”  Or better yet, my hen instinctively knowing something was wrong and that he wouldn’t survive.  She got the job done and put a clutch of eggs together.  I’m so proud of her…

Either way, I’m Happy that I have his offspring…. Hybrids be what they may….

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