This morning we had to say goodbye to Black Chicken and Little Chicken. We lost them to raccoons that broke into the coop last night. They were good chickens and great companions in the yard. Little Chicken was adorable and very social. She would hangout with us on the patio waiting for handouts when we entertained and would let us handle her and pet her without much of a fuss. I would often come out the back door and she would come running up to greet me. She also laid the tiniest, cutest eggs you have ever seen. Black Chicken was a total badass and, while not as trusting as Little Chicken, was sassy and a scrapper. She kept order in the flock. We had her for over four years, the longest we have had any chicken.
We will miss them.