>loss in the chicken coop

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we lost a chicken today.

domino was a gift from zoe’s dear friend this past sunday. she was not getting along with the chickies over there and was brought to us in hopes she would find peace and safety in our coop.

icky, the suspected rooster of the bunch, didn’t welcome her lovingly but all got along fairly well the first day.

the chickies were free-ranging in the yard yesterday afternoon and domino disappeared.

pokes found her feathers scattered in the dog park behind our house a few hours after her disappearance.

we suspect a hawk.

poor domino, we hope she didn’t suffer.

the kids are devastated. this is the tough part for a parent to navigate the emotions and discussions about life. the kids understand but it’s a bit surreal. i’m sure the next time they go out to hang with the chicks, they’ll squeeze them a little tighter. they so do love their chickies.
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