I had an awful afternoon last Friday. I came home from work to find Goosey Lucy dead in the garden. There wasn't a mark on her and all the other chickens and Gertie Goose were all fine. She looked like she had been sitting down and just keeled over.
I contacted the Wildfowl Trust in the UK who thought she may have had a congenital heart problem, as it it didn't look like another animal had 'got' her.
OH had thought something was odd that morning when only Gertie had appeared at the kitchen door to tap on it, yet when I looked down the garden a few minutes later they were both sitting together by one of the water stations. They were always inseperable waddling around the garden.
Gertie has been quite affectionate since her sister went. She has beenin the kitchen to have a nose around and i have given her lots of cuddles. I don't know if she likes them but I do! It's amazing how much she has grown in the month since we got her. She has proper wings now and beautiful feathers, whereas at first she just had stumpy little wings and was covered in soft fluff.
Luckily the market at Les Herolles is on again tomorrow (29th of the month) so we would like to go and get another one. We have been told that they like company and she does look lonely sitting in the garden on her own. She doesn't socialise with the chickens much.