|May 3, 2014 - new home. Five weeks old?|
|12yo and her Buttercup|
We've learned that they all have distinct personalities. Just like people, I like some better than others.
We've also learned that chickens are resilient. This past Wednesday our sweet Sicilian Buttercup was attacked by a cat when we left the chicks outside unattended (bad choice on our part!). Her neck had some minor wounds. Her back end however had wounds as large as my thumbnail. We kept her separate from the flock to avoid cannibalism. Luckily her wounds are covered by her wings. Within 24 hours she was back outside free ranging with her flock. We put her back in the infirmary one more night.
This weekend, 12yo watched and at times assisted her dad in building a coop.