Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sad ending to a chicken story

Below are pictures of the chicks at 5 weeks old.

This is Slippers. The silky.

 Aren't my legs pretty.

This is a picture of one that I hatched.

They are getting so big.

Everyone is enjoying sitting around ,

and chilling out.

Sadly these are the last pictures of my chicks.
Just two days later and they're gone.
Something broke into the coop and killed them all last night.
One was left in the pen, dead. There was no sign of the others.
The size of the opening looks like it probably was a fox.

They were in this makeshift coop until I received the new one I had ordered from Leonards.
I had thought the coop would have been safe but sadly it wasn't.
As irony would have it, my new coop arrived today.

I do plan on getting more chickens, but i'll really miss these.
 They had started to eat out of my hands and not be afraid.
They were so enjoyable to watch.

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13


  1. Oh, Lyn - I am so sorry for your terrible loss.

    1. Thank you so much. It means a lot when someone else knows how I feel. I was really attached to them since I hatched all of them except the silkie.

  2. Lyn that is heartbreaking and such a sting as the coop arrived today. I have not lost any of my flock to predators but I am sure it will happen. It s part of the reality of keeping chickens.