Our beautiful Michelle, a hen named after the resistance leader in Alo Alo went missing today. Feathers were found and her best friend Yevette was located, cowering by the side of the house, in shock. All three remaining big birds in mourning. Snatched in broad daylight, there was little we could do. She will be sadly missed, always the bravest (and most awkward). One of the bantams will brood her last few eggs, in the hope that some hatch and we have some of her offspring.
Tributes please for a heroic hen, who probably lead the predator away from the weaker birds and the chicks.
Oh yes. There is Gavin the cock (named before he came to live with us). His wives are Goldie, Snowy White, Thugsly, Dirty White, Spike and Afro. He also has a son called Custard and a daughter called Bullseye. Then there are the 6 chicks but they don't have names yet because we only name them once we get to know their little personalities.
I've always thought so. Some names don't suit small children either. My dad was called Arthur but as a little boy was known a Sonny. Then, much to his annoyance my kids called him Pop Art instead of Granddad. Brilliant!