Saturday, July 26, 2008
My black hen, Crow, didn't show up at the coop for bedtime this evening. I'm worried.... Couldn't find her anywhere in the yard. She's gotten a bad habit of jumping the fence lately to get to the neighbor's bird feeders. Then again, we do have plenty hawks, raccoons, and sometimes even foxes. I have lost a hen to a hawk or fox before, but that time I found the feathers strewn around the yard as evidence. I didn't see anything like that today. Hopefully she'll wander back tomorrow. It is worrisome sometimes, being responsible for these little lives. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be a parent!