I love the way our birdfolk gather together to sleep at night. Come on, look me in the eye and tell me it's not adorable. You can't, can you?
The latest addition to the McFamily was hatched today. McKenzie is the spawn of Pinky and Skye and is the first chicken my personal brood have caused (Sparky was begotten of Duke and Marmalade, two of Iss's chickens, while MacGregor and McDonald came from eggs Iss bought for me).
Iss has told me that that will do for now, that we have enough. Do you know how hard it is to not hatch eggs that are currently sat in your inventory, or to not pair up chickens that have been eyeing each other up through the wire fencing? It's bloody hard, I can tell you. I was even tempted to leave the inner coop doors open last night so that Duke could wander over to say hi to Marmalade and Cupcake. But I didn't.
It's Cupcake I feel sorry for. She's there, the innocent little virgin amongst our original hens, while Marmalade and Skye, sit in the corner and look experienced and talk about grown-up things.