This is a really hard post to write, but I know Cav had a lot of fans on the blog, as someone in my Rav group commented, she was a special chicken, and many of you had been following her adventures since she was an egg.
Unfortunately Cav was knocked over on the road outside our house yesterday and killed. She didn't come home to bed last night, and despite hunting everywhere I couldn't find her, by then it was dark and bucketing it down. This morning I went out looking for her again, and spotted some feathers on the road. I went down to double check, and unforrtunately she had been hit by a car or lorry.
She was never the most intelligent chciken, and always tended to run around in a panic. Once she got on the road she never stood a chance, the road is busy, the vehicles travel past our house quickly, and she was hit on a bend. I would never want anyone to risk an accident that might result in human life being lost just to avoid a chicken.
That being said, I am desperately sad this morning. Cav was my favourite, from her speedy hatching, to the way she proudly laid her first egg out in the open, and her ability to work out when Mum was digging from the other end of the garden, she was full of character, and I will miss her.
So long Cav, you made every day a little bit brighter.