Yet another chicken, gone. This time the culprit seems to be rats, because i found the poor thing's mangled body today in the corner. her insides were eaten but her wings, feet, and head were held on solely by tendons. Unless the eggs the broody hen is sitting on now hatch, this will be the end of my orloff's bloodline except for one rooster chick i sold when he was a few weeks old. This chick was so cute too, because it took refuge under my Black Breasted OEG rooster when it came out of the brooder. The even cuter thing is that the rooster let it. RIP baby! he's the little guy in the foreground (or maybe the one in the background looking up?) the only picture of his mom that i have (Not the polish, the blob of feathers down in the corner. i should have taken more pictures.) they were so cute. best friends. I'm praying for those last eggs that are incubating now to come through!