Monday, May 14, 2012

RIP sick chick

Today is a sad day. Of our original 6 chicks, there are now only 5. Late last week I noticed one acting off, and to spare everyone the depressing details, we were not able to nurse her back to health. Joe and I both cried. We buried her out back near a big rock, I even picked a few violets for her. At least the poor baby is not suffering anymore. I am quite aware that this is something that I am going to have to get used to if I think I'm going to be raising any kind of animal, but it is still slightly heartbreaking to lose one.

  The 5 remaining chicks are all growing, active and healthy. They are all starting to get their own personalities- sort of!  We have: the two white rocks affectionatly known as "the yellow ones" and then the 3 remaining aracaunas go by :fluff head", "racing strip" and "speckle head".


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  2. Oh, And PS your chicks are adorable =]