Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Mourn the Loss of Their Favorite Chicken

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking; Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT; Agatha; Photo via Instagram

Luke Combs and his fiancée Nicole Hocking had to say goodbye to one of their beloved pets this past week.

Hocking took to Instagram on Sunday (June 14) to let fans know that her favorite chicken, Agatha, had sadly passed away after a raccoon snuck into the coop.

“I know a lot of people ask about our chickens & I talk about Agatha a lot, so it pains me to say that my bestie Agatha passed away this week,” Hocking wrote. “Unfortunately, a predator somehow got through our super secure coop area. Thankfully, it only got one chicken but it’s extremely sad because she was the sweetest, sassiest chicken ever. I’ll miss letting her out every morning.

She closed her post with a message to the sneaky beast.

“Anyways, I’m headed home. See ya soon mr raccoon… ya messed with the wrong coop this time,” Hocking warned.

Combs and Hocking added the chickens to their brood during the early stages of quarantine. The superstar revealed the news in an interview with Rolling Stone, revealing that he was “living the redneck dream” while at home off the road.

“We got chickens now, so we go out every morning and let them out and put them up at night. We planted a garden. We make coffee in the morning and cook every meal. A simple existence is something I enjoy — and just finding joy in the quiet. I don’t have any neighbors here that I can even see from my house, so I can hunt right here, ride ATVs, go look for morel mushrooms in the woods. I’m just living the redneck dream out here right now,” the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year told the publication.

Now that social distancing restrictions have easied a bit, the couple jetted out of town to enjoy a little fishing trip with friends.

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