Chi and Kai (our chickens) have been enjoying Portland's finest organic food scraps for well over a year. Chi recently met an untimely demise as a result of some predator. We suspect it was a raccoon but will never be sure. The best part was when I had to go visit my neighbor who shares our back fence. The conversation went something like this:
"Hi I'm your neighbor who lives behind you" - Charlie
"Hi, nice to meet you." - neighbor
"Um, so I was wondering if I could retrieve our dead chicken from your backyard?" - Charlie
"Sure, that'd be fine." - neighbor
"Sure is a nice day. It's the kind of day when you want to be outside, collecting a dead chicken with a shovel." - Charlie
"Yeah." - neighbor
Anyway... so now Kai is lonely so we've picked up some tiny new residents who will join her in a few weeks. We now have a Barred Rock and a Polish along with our Araucana who lays the blue eggs. Google the Polish in particular because they are wild looking birds. More eggs by fall.... woo!