Here is an anecdote of no small amusement:
Shortly after Johnson our Rooster was eaten by a bear I decided to look for a new rooster.(See "The Three Little Pigs (Except with Chickens) Story moved to Member Pages) Partly cause I missed him and partly cause the hens were getting way out of line. Almost a state of chaos. Definitely felt they needed some direction. We searched and found a man here on the coast that had roosters and chicks... wooo what a way to sooth a broken heart than having some baby chicks around to look at. So we went and collected our new (and still current) Rooster named Oscar. At the time he was just a youngster and got his *** beat on most days by the girls but he climbed his way up and now runs our yard.
I also picked 4 chicks the first ones we had ever had seeing how we got our ISA's already 4 months old. These little guys were 3 weeks old and cute! 1 Chabo, 1 OEGB (which was suppose to be another chabo) and 2 Silkies. Although it didnt completley take away the loss of Johnson it sure did bring much joy to us. About a week later I called up the man in Roberts Creek where we got the chicks and asked if he had anymore of the 50 he had when we were there. Silkies, Japanese Bantams and apparently Old English Game Bantams. With sadness in his voice he said that a bobcat had gotten to the brooder in the barn and killed every chick. Hmm so the 4 we had were very lucky Id say... and had the Bear not come for Johnson we would not have gone and gotten those chicks and they too would have been Bobcat food. The Creator, God, Higher Power what ever you want to call it... definitely was working in our lives and thoses little banty chicks lives that day!
The Bantam Gang:
Here are pictures of our flock.You can klik on image mouse over image for additional info!
Getting settled in for the night.
Have a dust bath in my redwood tree pot
He enjoys when his wattles flap in the wind
"Isbar & Silkie"
Shot for a Chicken calendar 2015
"Donny & Marie"
Summer nights on the deck.
Let the day begin!"Bantam Gang"
Taking their dust bath together like they do everytime. Kinda weird.
Enjoying a dust bath for the first time.
Sitting in their tupperware container while I clean out the brooder.
"Meet The New Boss"
The one and only!