Ralph, I am sorry to hear of your "baby". I think Bert's gal that is left needs a name. She will be happier. Jessica- Fingers crossed for 300 eggs today! So, yesterday, while taking a break from all the cutting and gluing to make perfect valentines, I went outside to watch the girls for a bit. I was greeted with a hilarious sight. The dog was down by the coop, laying in the sun, chewing on his bone. Well, more like guarding his bone. He was likely chewing it at some point before. There were 5 chickens ganging up on him to try and steal his bone! While watching this amusing act, I must have laughed too loud because the chickens heard me. Their heads popped up, they turned and all ran towards me, expecting treats. 5 chickens running at you, full speed ahead, is something so funny, it needs its own word. Pearl was not part of the bone stealing gang, but once the dog and chickens were gone... she moved right in and was pecking at the bone. Sly, sweet chicken.