Just a quick cute photo!
I wandered out to the living room yesterday, and lo, what did I see? My boys seem to have adopted one of my Orpington pullets as a pet – so there was the eldest, L (he’s 4.5 years old) with Beetle – the chicken – in his lap. His brother, R (2.5), was next next to him on the couch, all three couch dwellers were watching a DVD. Had to take a photo, talk about cute!
I have 7 Orpington chickens now, and so far they’re my hands down favourite breed. This one, and her sister, are about 3 months old, so really quite young and big already. But they’re so incredibly calm and friendly, I am sure they think they are dogs!
I love my chickens. Sometimes they cause me incredible stress, but they are lovely to watch, really interesting animals with very different personalities. At last count I had 52 chooks, but… well, I didnt mean to, I just didn’t factor Spring into account, and ALL my hens going broody. So, once the chicks are big enough that I can tell which gender they are, I’ll keep some, sell some, give some away (or eat some, ahem, but I am such an animal lover that I don’t know if I can!). I am finally getting eggs from them again, not many, but better than none! What a learning curve this chicken owning is.