On March 1, 2010 we received a shipping box containing a beautiful wheaten Ameraucana pullet I won at auction. Inside the box, along with the pretty girl was a small blue egg. I named the pullet Skye because of the beautiful Skye blue egg.
It was our first blue egg and we looked forward to many, many more.
Skye did not share our enthusiasm for egg laying and this was one of only a handful of eggs she ever laid. We loved Skye for the sweet, curious, broody creäture she was.
When Henna got sick from internal laying, Skye kept her company.
They especially enjoyed their time out in the garden.
Skye loved being a mom. She raised a few broods but mostly loved sitting.
Skye passed away this morning at my friend Kelly’s house. She was six years old. Kelly has cared for my old girls until the coop at the new house is ready. Skye never made it home. We have suspected for several weeks that Skye was nearing the end. We weren’t sure if she was broody or just old, tired, and didn’t want to get out of bed. Kelly took care of Skye for me at the end and I am so grateful.
Skye was always the first to meet me at the gate. She was a happy little hen who could lay beautiful blue eggs, if she wanted. RIP Sweet Skye.