Thanks, everybody, for all the condolences and sweet words. I can't believe how much the loss of our chickens has affected me today...
To answer your questions, Kylin was at her dad's this weekend and will come back tomorrow--so I am dreading giving her the sad news. Kaden asked several times today to see the chickens, especially since he had carried a cup full of treats for them down to the coop this morning when we found them missing. I played videos for him that I had taken of the chicks...that seemed to satisfy his need to "look chickens."
We are going to get more chicks ASAP. I don't want to waste any time--the later we get them, the later it will be to start getting eggs, so we are hopping right back on the horse...or whatever that euphemism is. Foster gets more chicks in on Wednesday, so I will be there picking some more up.
9 hours ago