And then there was our other little girl, Louise, who absolutely loves that rooster. They were never more than one foot away from each other. I knew she would be so sad when her buddy was gone. If there was a way we could have kept him from crowing, we would have kept him.
We found a nice man outside of town to take him. He could tell how upset I was when we dropped him off (maybe because I was hysterically crying?) but he promised to take good care of him. He has emailed me twice now to let me know how he's doing. I miss that silly little guy!
Because we didn't want Louise to be alone, last weekend we went out to a farm to pick up two new little hens to add to our flock (two that we could be sure weren't roosters). I think we came home with the two goofiest little chickens.
This is Dolly. She is a buff silkie and about five months old. She is TINY. Not even as big as a football. I saw her running around the coop with all of the little chicks and asked about her assuming she was a few weeks old like the others. The breeder hatched her with the intention of her being a show silkie but because she has brown eyes, she isn't a good show bird. They're supposed to have black eyes. She is also the runt and her coloring isn't "right".
She is such a goofy little bird. She has really short legs so she can't really run and her wings are tiny so she can't fly. Silkie's feathers grow in backwards which is why they feel more like a cat than a bird. When I brought her home, I stuck her right in the bathtub and gave her a bath. And then blowdried her! She loved it!
This goofy little thing is Minnie Pearl (hoooowww-deee!) She is an 11 week old buff brahma and is currently moulting which is why her feathers look bad. When I give the girls grapes as a treat, she runs around and steals them out of their mouths. She thinks she is much bigger than she really is!
All things considered, Louise is doing pretty well. I can tell she is a little sad but I think she will be just fine. See Wesley watching over his girls? He sits outside with them all day and watches them run around the backyard.
Look at how big she has gotten! I have to tell y'all the funniest thing. The other night I left the back door open and went upstairs. I came back down a little while later to find Louise SITTING ON THE SOFA! She was puffed up just taking a little nap. Apparently I spoil them a little too much!