Meet our 2 new chooks, Myrtle and Pepper. They are barred Plymouth rock chickens. They arrived late Sunday afternoon, and 2 hours later, one of them was gone, assumed over a fence. She must have been spooked by one of the other chooks giving her a hard time. Liv & I put flyers in a few letterboxes in surrounding houses yesterday, and there was a phone call this morning- she was 3 houses down the road. So she's now safely back with her friend who was looking a bit lonely (they tend to stay in their little groups of breeds). And a wing has been clipped. No more flying, Pepper! They are a hefty bird, but beautiful to look at, and will lay eggs during winter. These 2 are at point of lay, so there should be plentiful eggs soon.