Belle’s prolapse didn’t reduce, and became hard and crusty … so rather than wait for her to develop an infection or intestinal blockage we took the decision to put her to sleep :( She was a sweet hen, and a faithful layer of small, but perfect, pale eggs. We didn’t have her very long, but she enjoyed her time in the fresh air …



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  1. So sorry to hear that you’ve lost Belle ~ but thank goodness you were able to give her the chance for happy times, a lovely comfortable home and some true affection over her last few weeks. *hugs*

  2. lscheuer

     /  June 26, 2013

    Aw. Thank you for giving Belle a nice life.

  3. I am so sorry, I hoped for a miracle cure for you but felt it unlikely, we always hope though. You gave her a good home to end her days in.


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