...and pray it hatches a healthy pullet. It's an egg I took from the dead, torn body of my favorite little bantam hen, Finch. To my great sorrow this evening I found her under a bush at the edge of the yard, apparantly the victim of a hawk attack. The hawk only ate away some of her side and when I picked her up I saw a fully-formed egg ready in the chute. A friend of mine has been collecting fertile eggs from my hens to incubate. Our Chicken Club tends the Poultry Tent at our county Fair which begins in a few weeks, and we set eggs beforehand so each day of the Fair about a dozen chicks will hatch in the brooder for Fairgoers to see. So I've marked Finch's last egg and will bring it to the incubator tomorrow, to add to the ones that will come to the Fair. Please pray that it will successfully hatch, and be a healthy chick, and even that it will be a pullet as nice as Finch. I laid Finch to rest under my peach tree, so she can nourish its growth and in that way, continue on.