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The evening scratch

Now there are eight.  The keet with the lower body injury died in its sleep in the morning, head tucked into a wing.  Hopefully it was peaceful.  After a quiet night it did a little scruffling in the early morning, but seemed to go back to sleep, and then, didn’t wake up.  Guineas die so easily and quickly. The evening before bed is one of the peaceful times in bird land (one of several – they like to lounge), time for a last scratch and snack in the long light.   The Brahmas and Barred RocksCleopatra high in the tree, wearing her jacket.  She got used to the one with shoulder pads. Inside the greenhouse in the evening, it’s cooling off and the chicks remember they need mom after all, for a bit of a warming.  Ursa.  Her other three are still playing behind her.  The black and white ones are SO cute.  She’s got a pair of dominoes too.

RIP little brown hen

I found a dead body in the Silkie coop. At first I thought it was a developing cockerel and wondered the cause.

Only later I realized who was missing- the little brown mama :(

A shame, she was such a good little mother, but I guess it was her time to go. I don’t even know how old she was.

She certainly went out in a blaze of progeny…2015-12-01 11.45.53