Sunday, August 14, 2011

Missing our Chickens, But A Family Is Missing More

Everything was going so well with the 5 hens a friend of ours gave us.  We let our 5 feathery friends out during the day to free range and roam our yard and our woods to find bugs, critters, claw the dirt.  Then in the evening all 5 of them would return to the coop that our friend built. We would lock them safe and sound in the coop until the next morning where the routine would start all over again.

Our kids have enjoyed collecting the eggs during the day and we have enjoyed eating these delicious eggs.  Well, this past Friday, after a short heavy rain, only 3 out of our 5 chickens returned from the woods. After some searching,  my husband found one lying dead at the edge of our woods and another one is still missing :(  So we are left with 3 now.  Who knows what might have happened during the day, maybe our neighbor's dog might have had something to do with it, but we don't know for sure.  So now my husband needs to build some type of enclosure with posts and wire around the coop to make sure we don't lose anymore.  We are sad, but we must keep it all in perspective.  They are just chickens after all. 

Below is a video of a family who is missing their little girl which definitely puts our chicken tragedy in perspective.  This is a video with a special message from an angelic little girl and it is just too good not to share.
Grab a tissue :(

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So sorry to hear about your chickens:( I hope you can build a chicken run quickly most people here have one. We are pet sitting the neighbors chickens this week:) Kids love doing it:)

I watch this video it made me cry, I think I watched it on your facebook post.

So sorry about you chickens. And you're so right. The video puts it all into perspective. I have to go hug my girls now. Thank you for sharing!

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Rose said...

Sad for you for having loosing 2 chickens:( I hope the missing one returns back to you .
Ideal Pet
What do you have to say about your pet?

So sorry to hear about your chickens...

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