Minnie, who came all the way from Gippsland at christmas time in a cat carrier, in my sisters LandCruiser. My nephews had raised it and is quite tame. They even let it out to stretch it's legs along the way!
Minnie was being attacked by the other chooks and they were happy to leave her with Mum and Dad. To tell the truth, Mum and Dad were becoming quite attached and charmed by her. She's just started laying eggs for them.
Mum bought a couple little chicks a couple weeks ago too, the girls love to go see them when we drop in. The chicks are getting a bit harder to catch now they are bigger! Izzy would catch one, let Summer pat it and then place it in the nest, only for it to run out again.
They'd chase them all day if I let them, and it's tempting to close the chook yard door and walk away ;)
|This chook house even has a kitchen sink. Where Minnie lays her one egg a day.|
|Trying to convince the little buggers to come out, while the little chickens run away!|
I took these photos on Monday. I went to see Mum and Dad today and something had taken the baby chickens, they think it was a fox. What ever it was ate one of Minnies eggs too, just left the shell. Minnie looked lonely.
Dad sounded a bit sad and sorry about losing the chickens, I think they were growing on him. I am sure he was disappointed for the girls, it bought him so much joy watching them try to catch them. They'll have to make the house more secure before they get some more.
Izzy kept asking where the fox was, even though I'd said the chickens got out and run away. Kids have big ears and cotton on quick to adult conversations.
I'd like to think that whatever the fox says, it sounds like he's choking on a chicken bone! :)
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