Updates: Little Mille and sister Fleur are still living between our porch and kitchen. If you were ever thinking of having an indoor pet chicken, Mille Fleurs would be the breed to choose. Little poops and big personality. Mille’s foot is looking better and she seems to have more energy. She is drinking, eating and making us smile. Fleur has been desperate to perch up high at night, squawking as she tilts her head to the side, sizing up the feasibility of chandeliers and cabinets. After finding Fleur spinning around on the ceiling fan, Sabrina created a makeshift perch out of two chairs, a broom and a little tape. That seems to be doing the trick.
Tally, our special cross-beak chicken, died last night. She spent a night inside after finding her in the barn with frozen feet and feeling under weight. I tried keeping her comfortable and warm by putting her in a bin with a towel, food and water, yet each time I would return to check on her, despite her weakness, she had found her way to Mille’s side. They were snuggled together the last hours of her life.