|the chook house|
|Chook mates - L-R Mavis, Myra, Muriel and Myrtle|
She had the most beautiful spotty feathers - quite different to the other Isa Browns available for sale the day I bought her.
|Myrtle (top) with Myra enjoying cauliflower leaves|
|Myrtle is on the right - see how beautiful her feathers are - all spotty|
|Meeting the wildlife - Mavis, Myra and Myrtle.|
My chookies free-range all day finding a huge amount of food themselves having a great time scratching
and clucking together. I have seen them take on small grubs and worms, massive hairy spiders and giant centipedes and I have even seen then attempt to eat a rare and large legless lizard - I stopped them in time - they are pretty special animals.
It is totally conceivable that Myrtie went for a baby snake or a poisonous spider - to be sure there are snakes and spiders around. It's the only thing I can think that happened to her.
Perhaps if I didn't let them roam all day this wouldn't happen. But then they wouldn't get to be real chooks enjoying all the things that chooks enjoy, like dust and grubs and grasses and making a mess of the mulch around the citrus trees.
I am so sorry Myrtie... thank you for your clucky company and thanks for all the eggs.