Ramona was sick for a couple weeks also. I could tell she had been slowing down quite a bit over the past months but wasn't sure what the problem was. She wasn't that old; about 3. She had gotten rather heavy, so her feet hurt her some. We would help her down from the roost and nesting boxes. She would call out for somebody when she was finished laying and I would go down and set her on the floor. This past week she started swelling in her legs and under one wing. I tried a couple meds but it didn't do any good. I think it was her heart. She acted a lot like Goober did before she died.
Anyway, we when to spend Mother's Day with my Mom and when we got home Ramona had passed. I'm pretty sure she had a heart attack. Ramona was a good ol' girl. It's hard not to get attached to some animals, even chickens. We drank a toast to her memory.
I'll be back soon and hopefully have some stuff to show on the house....or something. Seems like I've just hit one of those periods where everything is kinda blah.