Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Thursday, October 04, 2007


We had more eggs hatch under Tiger Lily. The sad part – one looked like it got its head stuck in the nesting box and died. I picked up the fluffy yet lifeless chick and felt for any sign of hope. It was totally limp and beyond help.

Burying days for my lost chickens and chicks have long gone. We have too many tragedies occur between hawks and other predators, so we put the remains in the incinerator to burn these ill fated friends.

Thus, I carried the little lost yellow chick to the dumpster. As it plopped into the heap it kicked its legs. It was alive! I could not reach in to grab it because it was in the middle. I then had my first experience dumpster diving and climbed in to retrieve this little feathered friend. (No, the fire was not burning!)

My daughter suggested I name this chick The Phoenix because it rose out of the ashes. So far it is alive and well and thriving under the watchful eye of Tiger Lily. It was a good idea to put Tiger Lily in with the remaining eggs. She has kept watch with Beulah Dean this entire time and was easy to transition onto the nest. We now have Beulah Dean’s two (Sean and Jayden) and Tiger Lily’s four. Only The Phoenix has a name and I will wait to name the other three. Any suggestions?

Lucy, if you read this, please help me with any advice. There are still unhatched eggs under Tiger Lily and it has now been 25 days:-)


  1. The Phoenix is a perfect name for that hearty little chick.

    I like the names you choose for your chickens and roosters.

    JD's Name suggestions:


  2. Anonymous11:02 AM

    How about Turtle One and
    Turtle Two since they are soooo slow. -e