But the inevitable. I lost 3 little little chicks today, including the kid's favorite Blondie. The terrible part was all three were girls when all 4 of the roosters, that I cannot keep, are just fine. Sigh. That is why I bought extras. So if you do plan on getting chicks to free roam in your backyard, make sure that you get at least 3-4 extra. We did find the body of one in the back yard of the next door neighbor. Their big black dogs got to it. It wasn't Blondie though so that leaves uncertainess for the kids. So the little ones are still too little to be out of the coop. We did find the hole they went through and will have to make some sort of patch for it.
Rest in Peace, Blondie!