We lost our sweet bantam chicken Penny earlier today. Volunteer Dionne was cleaning the aviary this morning and felt Penny just didn't look right. Roane rushed Penny to our vet clinic Coastal Rivers. Dr. Borgmann examined Penny and believed she was likely fighting a losing battle against ovarian cancer. Penny came to us in the summer of 2017, with her sister Betsy, who we lost a bare two months later. Penny had lost some weight this past few weeks and was already booked in to the vet. There was nothing we could do. The kindest thing was to let her go peacefully, which we did. Penny was about six years old. She was such a sweet, fun, special girl. We will all miss her alot. Her feathered friends will miss her too, especially Charlie, who she roosted with when she wasn't up on the perch with Paris. Chickens all have unique personalities, same as we do. They deserve a life worth living. Penny had a good life, we know that, but it doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye.