Today our chicken died.
Yes, we know; we’ve only just been trumpeting the triumph of our meat bird experiment and a freezer full of upcoming chicken dinners and now we’re getting all teary eyed over the death of our future roast’s coop mate. We know it’s inconsistent. Call us contrary. Let’s get right down to tin tacks: it’s hypocritical.
But all that aside, while very definitely recognised, the fact remains that Clank, the coop matriarch, flock founding member, stalwart egg maker, veteran of two major natural disasters, and taker of no lighted chicken shenanigans didn’t get up this morning.
16 thoughts on “Goodbye to Clank”
I’m so sorry to hear this. It’s so hard to lose a bird.
Her passing definitely marks the end of an era
So sorry for the loss of your Clank.
Thank you 🙂
Oh that’s a sad bit of news. May she peck and scratch in the great glowing halls of the chicken afterlife! Where the feed flows freely and the dust baths abound. Cheers to Clank!
Ooh yes, and also with a couple of minions to boss around. Thanks for your comment 🙂
I can understand. I shed tears for two hens that I lost in the last few months. Sorry for your loss.
Thanks for your understanding, it is crazy how attached you can get to them. Clank was the bird who taught us how to look after chickens.
Despite all my hard nosed talk of putting birds in the freezer etc, I know very well why Clank mattered differently. I have buried two roosters in the last 8 years – not in the freezer, but under a tree or near a favourite fence line respectively. Clank sounds entirely deserving, and perhaps yes in part because she is the end of an era in Homestead life. And out of curiosity, why was she called Clank?
Clank was named by Farm Girl in her Tinkerbell phase. Clank is one of Tink’s fellow tinkers in the movie and we already had a Tinkerbell 🙂 We have since instituted a system of alphabetical naming which stops the whole themed name thing as it drives me mad (grumpy old bat that I am).
Lol…I’ve not seen any of the Tinkerbell movies, so I’d never have guessed, but it makes sense – a fairy that makes eggs, haha. No…my youngest was a Thomas fan, so I was searching my head for any memory of an engine called Clank – which is why it seemed an odd name for a hen :).
Ahw, I am soory! Rest in peace, Clank! I am sure she will a have great time in Chicken heaven! xo Johanna
Sorry for your loss.
Awe sorry to read this. We just lost a beloved rooster I posted about also. He was an almost 8 year pet on our farm and I miss his little crow every day!
They creep into your heart, don’t they?