Tuesday, January 17, 2012
And then there were 5
So, the whole entire "Let's get some chickens" project is not going so well. We started several months ago with nine chickens. Nine. The first to go was Nervous Nellie (killed by an opossum, we think). Next were Cowgirl and Pecky. Pecky's body was found but something carried Cowgirl off (we found a pile of feathers in the back field). The latest victim of farm life was Doodle the Rooster. We aren't sure what happened with him, but my DH found him lying on the ground dead as a doornail. It becomes less sad each time (plus I've now compartmentalized the chickens as farm animals and not pets). I do, however, feel like I am failing the chickens somehow. Maybe that's why they refuse to lay eggs.
Written for your enjoyment by Frau M.