Saturday, April 11, 2009
Little Red Hen, my sole Rhode Island Red chicken, is missing and presumed dead. I discovered a scattering of her back and tail feathers in the paddock. I saw no blood...but a search all through and around the barn, and a scan of the neighboring pastures with binoculars gave me no more clues. I would like to believe whatever bird of prey got her dropped her somewhere not too far off, and she'll either come wandering back, shaken and perhaps injured, or I'll find her. I know, though, how unrealistic that is. I can only hope she passed quickly.