In fact, in the past week she seems to have weakened considerably.
She tends to stay in the coop – granted, it is warmer in there – and shows little interest in much of anything.
The middle girls will huddle around her – almost like they’re trying to keep her warm and protected.
The little girls – the Welsumer’s – are not so nice. In fact, they pick on Speedy quite a bit.
Whatever the case, it occurred to me that it would be a sad – and maybe unkind – thing if – for the caretaker, as well as Speedy – if she were to give up and die while we’re away.
The kids had voiced their concerns about Speedy and wondered if there wasn’t something we could do for it.
So on Saturday morning Speedy went to visit at Rancho de Kao – really, pretty much, chicken nirvana. Kao and Tonya are very experienced chicken-keepers who sometimes agree to help out in time of need. They have been so kind as to offer to help our Speedy out.
I should have taken pictures – it was a wonderful experience – and amazing to get to see up close and personal so many different breeds of chicken. They’ve really got a great set-up out there!
I feel so much better knowing that Speedy will get the very best care possible. I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if we got word that she’d not made it. But we won’t give up hope yet – here’s hoping that Speedy is hearty and hale and ready to come home when we get home from Spain!