Today Costco is our hero. After a demoralizing trip to Home Depot with the family looking for a cheap way to build a bigger chicken box to house the chicks for another month, we decided to see if Costco had any big boxes. They did indeed. Imagine the giant boxes for pineapples and grapefruits that take up a whole pallet each and that's what we found. We brought it home and screened some of it's holes and put the chicks in it. They don't know what to do with all their space now. It's just another reason I love our house. My mudroom still has space in it even with the big box.
We also brought home another bantam chick. They were out of Ameraucanas- they went through 2000 chicks in a month. So we brought home another banty for Hera's company. We played around with "H" names. Daddy and I liked "Half'-n-half" because banties are 1/4 the size of a standard chicken. But we let Fairy Girl stray from the "H's" and name her Buttercup. It suits her creamy coloring and it heals the heartache a bit too.
Oh, and I found the off duty employee who helped me when Baby Dragon ralphed all over my Costco cart and was able to thank him properly.