I wish I spoke chicken.

I wish I spoke chicken. These three -- Jellybean (boy), Beatrice (Boy), and Sally (girl) -- are buddies. They hang out together all the time and seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order. They wait for everybody else to go outside and then jump down to gobble up food. It's interesting to see a hen who hangs out with two roos, and they seem to leave her alone. (She lays, so it's not like she's not fertile.) As far as roosters go, they pretty good boys. 
I've put them in the barn with Charlie (who is still mostly featherless on her back and who gets harassed by Red) and Iris (who's in there as company for Charlie). Even bedraggled Charlie is higher in the pecking order than these guys, so I'm hoping it'll be a peaceful mix. Charlie has shown *some* progress with her feather growth, so I'm hoping she'll return to normal eventually and will be able to re-join the rest of the flock.

I wish I spoke chicken. These three — Jellybean (boy), Beatrice (Boy), and Sally (girl) — are buddies. They hang out together all the time and seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order. They wait for everybody else to go outside and then jump down to gobble up food. It’s interesting to see a hen who hangs out with two roos, and they seem to leave her alone. (She lays, so it’s not like she’s not fertile.) As far as roosters go, they pretty good boys.
I’ve put them in the barn with Charlie (who is still mostly featherless on her back and who gets harassed by Red) and Iris (who’s in there as company for Charlie). Even bedraggled Charlie is higher in the pecking order than these guys, so I’m hoping it’ll be a peaceful mix. Charlie has shown *some* progress with her feather growth, so I’m hoping she’ll return to normal eventually and will be able to re-join the rest of the flock. #twelve22org

4 thoughts on “I wish I spoke chicken.

  1. Well, this isn’t chicken related, but it is animal-related. I remember you were looking for book suggestions a while ago. I went to visit friends in England this past spring, and the pound plummeted while i was there, so i took myself to a bookstore and bought some children’s books. One of them was “the lion inside”. I thought you might enjoy it. I was confirming the title and found this handy little website too: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-lion-inside

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