Just 4 days after we got the chicks William and Gracie came running inside in tears to tell me that Hedwig had died. It was very sad. At first we thought she was too hot outside but since she was the biggest and the other chicks were okay I think maybe she was just sick.
That night after dad came home from work we buried her in the back yard. It was very sad and the kids still talk about her but this is one of the experiences we knew they would have if we got chickens and they handled it really well.