Two weekends ago we went out to a local "breed preservationalist" to get two new girls to add to our flock. We only had two 9- week old Easter Eggers but one was a rooster and we knew we'd have to find him a new home. We didn't want our girl to be alone obviously so we set out to find her some friends. We came home with a 5 month old silkie, Dolly. She is not even as big as a football, has brown eyes and was "not a good show bird" so no one really wanted her. Well, I did! She is the SWEETEST little thing! She was kept in a coop with all of the young buff brahma's. We also brought one of them home- Minnie Pearl! Here is a our pretty little lady, Louise. She is such a momma's girl. She comes in and sleeps in my arms for a while each night. A few days ago I left the backdoor open and went upstairs. I came back down after it had gotten a little dark outside to find Louise puffed up sleeping ON THE SOFA! She just jumped right up there and went to sleep. Little stinker! And our rooster, Thelma (he never got a proper rooster name because they have been Thelma & Louise since day one before we knew he was a roo). I was absolutely devastated to drop him off at his new home this weekend. He slept in my lap the whole way there and when I put him down in the coop at his new home, he came running back over to me and tried to jump up in my arms. Totally broke my heart and I cried my eyes out the whole way home. I didn't realize I'd get so attached to a bird. Louise was pretty attached to him too. She still seems a little down in the dumps but I'm hoping lots of treats, loving, and time will heal her.