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Quasimoto - Barred Rock pulletRecently I said my final good-byes to a tough little bird.  Quasimodo (or Quasi for short), was a Barred Plymouth Rock pullet.  She arrived by mail, day-old, with 15 “sisters” – an event I’ve looked forward to almost every other year since 1985.  All of the chicks were as normal as chicks can be; active, investigative, eating, drinking and determinedly establishing the hierarchy of the group – otherwise known as the ‘pecking order’.

All was going well until Day Six.  I never could establish what actually happened.  Two granddaughters had visited that day, and as usual, made a bee line for the chick...

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