Our daughter was playing with a neighbor and when we went to pick her up they were at the end of the street under a thicket of shrubs. When we asked what they were doing they said "We are trying to catch a chicken!" A chicken??! And they did. We asked around but no one seems to know where it came from. In fact we flagged one woman down who had driven around the block several times and asked "Are you looking for a chicken?" She laughed a lot and replied "I don't think anyone has ever asked me that!"
So now "Rosie" has entered our lives and our hearts.
She is a very friendly chicken. I think she is beautiful too.
We have checked city ordinances and hens are allowed. So I think we are the newest members of the urban chicken farmer craze. She is going to be an "only" chicken though. We will wait a while longer to see if anyone claims her, and if not we will convert half of our shed into a coop and build a run. Rosie has made herself right at home, she is crazy about her dried mealworm treats, and I finally found a place that sells Purina chicken scratch. I was puzzled this morning because she seemed a bit out of sorts, she seemed to be complaining. I made a quick trip to the grocery and when I returned.....
I found a perfect little yellow egg! I will let you know if it is a double yolker.
Hope your world is Rosie too!!!!
PS. This is why I haven't been posting art, been shopping for chicken supplies!