Summer 2008 Poultry Press  

Freddaflower Memorial & Appreciation Fund


Liqin Cao and Freddaflower

The pain of losing them is the price we pay for the privilege of knowing them and sharing their lives. . . . Vicky Barbee

We thank those people who have contributed to our work with recent donations In Loving Memory and in Honor and Appreciation of the following beloved family members and friends:

In honor of Leonard, Nathaniel, Julie, Fredericka, and Bertha. – Paul Deane

This donation is in honor of my sister, Marcia, whose birthday is May 15. – Ronnie Steinau

We had a great loss in the fall when our beloved 8-year old dog – a Lab mix, Myrrha, gorgeous girl & very spirited, died. Helping out the critters for International Respect for Chickens Day assuages the pain for me, I find.  – Jala Magik

This donation is in memory of Henny Penny, our Rhode Island Red Hen (1990-2007). She arrived at the Haven of the Heart Animal Shelter in 1990. Her leg was broken; it was hanging by a narrow strip of skin. After six months of careful nursing, the bone fused – but the foot fell off. It did not affect her in the least. She ran around using her stump for balance. Only towards the end her sight began to diminish and she had to be carried outside. She died in her bed. Her favorite food was grapes. – Maria Davies

Please accept this donation to the Freddaflower Memorial & Appreciation Fund on behalf of my precious white silkie chicken, Olivia, who went to heaven last month. She was a tiny little girl, but the spirited alpha hen of my flock of beloved pet chickens, and I miss her antics every day. Olivia was as individual as any person I’d met, freely voicing her preferences and making her demands known in a way that never failed to melt my heart or make me laugh. Both I and the flock are still grieving, and anyone who thinks chickens don’t possess the capacity to love and mourn is deliberately not looking for it. Thank you for all the tireless work you continue to do on behalf of these birds. – Lynn Terzich   


Summer 2008 Poultry Press