Back in February of this year I lost my best friend Maxie (border collie mix). Feeling alone, I decided to try something new and learn how to raise chickens in a semi-urban environment. Man-o-man I had no idea how much fun it is to raise chickens... They are a ball of laughs and so much personality between them it is hard not to smile when you see them. My partner and I both work but come home to a growing garden and the joy of chickens. Only two weeks ago they started to lay their first eggs. We had two Road Island reds and Two Barred rocks. Such a Joy! We never would have thought for one minute that they would or could fly over a 6 foot block wall fence. Well I hate to say it but it happened just today... I feel so heart broken. Facts of life are tough and is a tougher lesson to learn when I know that I could have prevented it. I miss my Barred rock, Dodie... She was a great chick! Neighbors dog made quick work of her. We can learn a lot from chickens. It was a joy to have her in my life and I will continue to raise more. Silly....... I would have never guessed she and all of them can enter your heart so deep...Thank you..