R.I.P. Blondie, Welcome Ginger & Spice!

Yes, I am actually donating an entire post to my parent's chickens. The Ladies (if you missed it, see my sister's post here) haven't grown on me entirely (I won't pick them up - they are chickens, people, not pets!) but I do go out there and feed them every once in a while.

This past week, Blondie got sick. She was lethargic, not eating or drinking, and got really pale. We researched and tried to save her, but unfortunately she was found dead yesterday morning with her face plopped over in the chicken food. So that unfortunately became the end of Blondie.

We went to the Country Feed Store last night and picked out two new chickens. The small ones were too small for our backyard, so we got two Rhode Island Reds that are about 5 months old. One is lighter and smaller (I picked her out and named her Ginger because she's really sweet) and the other is darker and larger, and isn't quite as comfortable with us yet. Mom and I named her Spice because she can be a little feisty. 

Meet Ginger (L) and Spice (R)

Last night we almost lost them! We forgot to keep them in the chicken coop for a little while so they knew where to sleep, and poor Dad had to go out with a flashlight late last night and hunt them down in the bushes! (If you've ever seen our yard, you know it is quite large with a TON of bushes, and our gardener does a great job at filling in all the empty spots with plants so this was no easy task for Dad!) We only found Ginger, but luckily we found Spice early this morning. Both are doing well, but we'll see how the next few weeks go!

Oh! Also while at the Feed Store, we met a giant turkey. I forget his name, but he sure was friendly! Isn't he beautiful?

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Lovely post! Mom just told me about Blondie and the feed store, so perfect timing on your post. I hope the chickens all get along.