This winter was our coldest, longest, iciest in my memory. Burrrrr!!
A bright spot came in the form of three fat white chickens. They appeared one day in early December and pecked in our side yard beyond the fence where small patches of earth appeared in occasional melts. We live in a rural-ish part of town.
The chickens have been a delight to watch. Our dogs have spent nearly 4 months now barking and pouncing and leaping at the “chicken show”. Sadly, over time only two chickens came back, then one, then a new, dark chicken appeared.
The dark chicken has been the only little visitor of late. She hung around our side yard for days on end with occasional forays into the front yard.
That is until yesterday. Apparently she was depressed, but not too knackered to fly over our fence and into our yard. My Olive was elated to finally play with her feathered friend.
It did not end well. I will miss that chicken.
via Daily Prompt: Knackered