Today was the day
We drove to Apple Hill to pick up my chickens
The Pullets happily pecked around in their new pen.
I had ordered up a Black Australorp and an Araucana
but the guy said one of the "kids" sold them by mistake
Oh, well, so I brought home 3 chickens instead of 4;
one of which has turned out to be
a NAUGHTY Barred Rock
This is QUILL
When Evening Came-MG looked out and said:
"Oh the chicks have gone to roost-none are in the pen"
I decided to go out and check on them and close the door to their tiny coop.
The only Chik I could find was MUFF!
Muff was snuggled in the shavings in the coop rather than using the roost.
Muff is a Salmon Favorolle.
I called to MG and we obtained flashlights and looked high and low for Quill and Feathrz.
Suddenly I heard a low coo and discovered Quill sitting on the wobbly fence
under the Pomegranate Tree.
We continued our search-poor MG was subjected to dog doo on his shoe as a result.
We shone our lights in the trees-but no Feathrz to be found.
I feared the worst-that she had flown up and over in to the neighbors yard
and had become dog food.
Finally I decided to give up and felt that maybe she would appear at first light.
MG suddenly said "HERE SHE IS"
I thought he was joking. He was standing by the garage
But sure enough, there was Feathrz, snuggled down in the Apple Box by the garage door.
Feathrz is a Blue Laced Wyandotte.
I suppose that they will not have any freedom in their "yard" until I can get some netting to put over it.
That will protect them from the hawk family too!