A well loved rooster and important member of the Blue Sky Farm animal familydied suddenly when he was struck down by a hawk around lunch time on the 3rd of January 2013. While coming to the aid of his chickens, Roo Roo was attacked from the air by a hawk and suffered a broken neck. Death was surmised to be instantaneous.
He was a great bird, beautiful in both body and spirit. Roo Roo was a real looker, probably a show quality example of the Blue Cochin Chicken Breed. He weighed in at around 10 or 11 lbs. He was very kind, helpful, respectful and watchful over his flock of hens. Roo Roo was always gentle and compliant with his human handlers.
He is proceeded in death by Missing Chicken and Stricken Chicken, and survived by Chicken Chicken, Sister Chicken, Fricken Chicken, Beauty Chicken and Ugly Chicken.
There will be no service or memorial of any kind...his body, while still warm was wrapped carefully in plastic and he was taken to the transfer station by his tearful owner. He will be greatly missed by his avian lovers and human friends at Blue Sky Farm.
"May you rest in peace Roo Roo in a land of corn and millet and whatever else you fancy.”