Luckily life goes on and a new day brings new hope. It seems that our official new chick count is only three. Something must have went wrong with the eggs during the final hatching out process. After we removed the first four chicks from the incubator, none of the remaining 13 eggs continued to hatch. I'm sad. And the 4th chick to hatch was quite weak and did not make it through it's first night. I buried it in our backyard in Libby's Garden, where we buried our dog Libby 4 years ago.
Death is never easy to deal with, but it is an inevitable part of living and especially living on a farm, even a small, urban, hobby farm. We all know that losing a pet is difficult, but for me, even losing a semi-pet chicken can be very hard.
The good news is that we are blessed to have a wonderful menagerie of sweet, friendly, entertaining animals at our grange. I hope you all will get a chance to meet them sometime. Until then...Here is something to make you smile.
Love and Peace,