RIP little Poopsy. My 5-week old Buff died yesterday. The other 7 girls are healthy, and moved to their outdoor coop yesterday. I have two other buffs, Thelma and Brigitte, two Barred Plymouth Rocks, Dominica and Martinique, and three Silver Laced Wyandottes, Louise, Gillian and Amy Lee.
Other animals in my home are 2 cats, Bella and Gabi, and a Shiba Inu named Kido. This morning I spotted Bella climbing the chicken wire fence - yes, she's a hunter for sure. The girls are locked in their coop, and I'll let them out again in the evening. Need to Bella-proof the fence and netting before I feel safe leaving them outside. Hopefully it won't be too long before these girls can take care of themselves around Bella.
We all live in a suburban community outside of Burlington Vermont on my tiny quarter-acre. I have an organic garden, two apple trees, strawberries, blueberries, elderberries and wild black raspberries.