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Perchick has quit

She’s done being a mother.  It was very abrupt.

She’s over here, the chicks are over there…well they’re just all over, now.  Often in this pine tree.They are scattered, seemingly not too attached to being with each other, either, let alone Mom. It makes them really hard to count, now, to check on them, now they are roaming solo.

They’re so confident!  So small still, but they think they’re big chickens.  Even in the coop at night, they’re all scattered around, with their own little spot claimed.  They’re really done with Mom, and she’s done with them. It gave me a heart attack at first, I thought she’d been taken, but then she was safely found under a pine tree, bathing, having adult time.Looks good in there!Meetup!  Meetup?  By the door in two!Perchick was  on a long solo date with Philippe today, like a poly wife that’s getting her “husband alone time”.  They were out together in the pig field, oddly far away from the other chickens.