Just a little while ago, Elizabeth left us.
is Liz cooling off on a hot day.
We were forced to buy Elizabeth, a
Jersey Giant hen, BY Elizabeth one day in 2003 when we went to the feed
store. Liz ran over from across the pen and chased after us up and down
the fence, staring at us and crying until we gave in. It was weird, her
whole attitude was one of, "Where have you BEEN?! I've been waiting
and waiting!". We couldn't resist those great, dark, melting eyes
though. No idea how old she was since she was an adult when we bought her.
Liz was extremely sweet and friendly, calm and never mean. She
was polite and had excellent manners. She sported beautiful
greenish-black feathers and black legs, and laid many truly huge dark
brown eggs. We lost her daughter, Rita, earlier this year but
Elizabeth's granddaughter, Skitters, is still with us.
She was lovely old girl and we'll miss her.