I'm not sue if posting an image will work but I'll try. Anyway, I thought some of you might get a giggle out of my new pet. We keep cochin chickens and for the first time ever we were the victims of a fox visit this year. We had three chicks wh were being 'shared' or co-parented by two hens. The first night the fox came the two hens were got, and two of the chicks. After a day of distress one of the other hens -and one of my favourites at that-took the surviving chick under her wing. But the next night the fox came back and took her too. We are left, after all the visits with only two hens left and the one chick.
The remaining hens showed no interest other than to bully the little chicken, so he's been hand reared, much to my cats' disgust. He's not growing brilliantly, he's going to be a small guy. I was praying he'd be a hen, but I think he's gonna be a rooster, and being a homebred our surviving 2 hens are too closely related to this guy to keep him with them. I'm thinking of getting a second house and a couple of hen of a different breed because I'm seriously attached to this little chicken and letting him go will be hard, and the freezer is ruled out: this guy is a survivor! I've been hankering after some blue egg laying hens, so maybe I'll get him a pair of one of thse breeds.
His name is L.C. Picalily (The L.C. stands for Little Chicken)