Saturday, July 23, 2011

Huff and Puff

My husband has always wanted what he calls "Poof Heads" but what are really Crested Top Hats or Polish chickens. I finally got two chicks from Houle's Farm Store in Stillwater and surprised him for his birthday. So imagine our surprise when a crow came along and took Puff. I had no idea that a crow would/could do that. My daughter was upset because she saw it happen. Poor Puff was only 5 or 6 weeks old. At first, Huff was hiding and afraid. She would peek around the corner with - I swear - a confused and concerned expression. Who wouldn't? But she soon started to hang with Peach Freeze and Coconut.

So between Coco, Legs and Puff, we are down three chickens this spring.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

RIP Legs

Legs, our little Modern Game Hen bantam, died today. I found her in the run, eyes closed, with what seemed like a broken neck. She was one from our first year and came with Blanche. We used to bring her inside on really cold days, where she would spend the day in an aquarium, perfectly happy as long as we were near. She'd do a special little chirp when we'd come by. She was easy to catch if we let them out to freerange and was the one the neighbor kids liked to hold because she was small and didn't fly away.

Blanche and I are going to miss that wandering little hen. She had a free pass to stay as long as she wanted and she ended up not staying very long.