I am razzed so much here for having chickens. But I love them. They’re happy birds, full of color and feathers, and even though they got into my petunias and ate them, and I had to install a baby gate on the deck to keep them off my yoga area, I can’t help but love to spend time watching them peck the ground and run away from the big rooster, Diablo. The young roosters in this flock are finding their voices and they’re like junior high boys right now- their voices crack and they’re not really sure exactly what’s gonna come out!
I took some photos of them going after watermelon the other day – one of their favorites…
And in case you’re wondering, I have a flock consisting mainly of Giant Cochins, with five Gold Sexlinks thrown in for good egg production. They’re hopefully going to be my savior for being razzed and being told how expensive these eggs are that we “get” since cochins aren’t the best layers known to man. But, dangit, they’re pretty!
Do you have chickens? And if so, what kind do you have?