|She ended up with 5 living chicks. She managed to smash 3 and one just didn't hatch out right.|
|The hen is a Arucauna x Rhode Island Red (not an Americauna). Our friend raised pure bred Arucaunas for a while and crossed them with Rhodies. This hen is actually fairly mild tempered and good to have around.|
I could get all preachy about hens and chicks and gathering under wings. Having live hens with chicks and watching them grow up together is a living parable and brings to life the words I read in the Bible. I love to see the Gospel in everything, but I imagine that you have your own parables and things that lift and strengthen you, which is as it should be.