Well, despite our best efforts, 2014 has not started out well. The freezing temps have heaved up the ground around the chicken pen, and caused a gap between the door and the top of the pen.....which, during the middle of the day today...a very unwanted visitor crawled (mink most likely) and promptly killed seven of my sweet girls.
Rest In Peace
My dearest Buttercup...she was sooo sweet and always loved to be held
and Clarice....the soft gray girl to the left of Buttercup
Goodbye to my lovely
|Gracie was one of my newest girls...just got her this Spring|
|....as was Polly...she and Gracie always hung out together|
......I'll miss you
and poor scaredy girl, Henny Penny.....she must have been terrified....
|Henny Penny is in the back with the dark head|
and goodbye to our sweet little Bantam....
Minnie...she was our faithful egg sitter...always preferring to sit on everyone's eggs...
|Clarice and Minnie|
Oh...how I miss them already.
My flock is cut in half....and the coop is so empty...as is my heart.