One week ago I lost my flock. I've had them for a year and a half. They free ranged all day, but last Monday we were busy late and I forgot to lock their doors. They were all gone in the morning. In that flock was my beloved granny chicken. She was a lavender d'uccle that I got at a swap meet. She was old and sick when I got her. I treated her with many medications and got her beautiful. After a year of my care and love she looked like a show bird. I am so sad that I lost my little friend. A couple hours ago I ordered 12+ d'uccle hatching eggs. I want another granny chicken but I don't know how she became the way she was. She slept on my lap. She would lay on her side and beep. She sat on my shoulder. She ran to me to be held. She just liked people. Do any of you have house chickens? I want another one just like her.