My six lovely chicks
This is about my six chickens who were very close to me. They died from a raccoon attack when the raccoons reached in and mutilated them.
These chickens were 3 Silkies, - rowdy, peckers, and perfect - and my Americauna Stella-Luna, my Plymouth Barred Rock, Baby-Bird, and my Astrolorp, Penguin.
I got my Silkies on Christmas Day, and they were one week of age. Rowdy was my rooster, who was named by his craziness when I first held him. Peckers was named for pecking my ring when I first held him. Perfect was my "model Silkie", because she looked picture perfect. These Silkies were corn loving, which I would hand feed them. Peckers had a giant feathery head.
My other chicks were even more special. Baby-Bird was named for being so docile, because he would follow me around and treat me like mommy-bird. Stella-Luna was a beautiful bird, so I named her a beautiful name. And Penguin looked like a penguin.
I loved these chickens with all my heart, and was absolutely devastated. Even though it was only two months it was special.
Do not use normal chicken wire - get the thick wire with small holes to protect your chickens - make sure you save your chickens' lives!