Sometimes Alice does not want to go inside to roost with the flock. She seems happy to be scooped up and placed in a special secluded spot where she roosts alone.
Bummy was born with huge feet and crooked toes. She wore a shoe made out of tape which straightened out her toes. The second after we were done wrapping her toes with the tape, she took off running.
Bummy is by far the sweetest and most affectionate hen on the planet.
Bummy likes to look at herself in the mirror.
Gloria is the first to give newcomers a peck on the head.
One evening Juanita would not go into the henhouse to roost. She spent most of the night sleeping on my lap. The next morning she began to behave as if she was in charge. She was the head hen from then on.
Juanita is a happy hen.
Juanita was stolen from the Odessy Business Park at Baseline Road and Country Club in Mesa, Arizona on November 11, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
There is a reward offered for information about the two women who were seen chasing Juanita and four other chickens that evening.
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Lupe Southtower was the first chicken living in the backyard. We thought she few the coop until we discovered she was sitting on several eggs in a nest hiding behind the fence.
Lupe was stolen from the Odessy Business Park at Baseline Road and Country Club in Mesa, Arizona on November 11, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
There is a reward offered for information about the two women who were seen chasing Lupe and four other chickens that evening.
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Margarita running along cheerfully saying, "...du tu DOO!"
Holding Olivia while we rode down Rural Road together on a pedal bike on a warm night in Tempe, Arizona.
Snowflake was a shy, sweet hen. Her skin was purple and her feathers bright white. The rooster Travis was in love with her.
Watching Valerie and Verlane take turns jumping straight up trying to reach the leaves hanging from the chinaberry tree one beautiful morning.
While Verlane had bird flu taking care of her included sneaking her into a hotel room and taking her for a walk everyday where we could watch her enjoy the green grass in the sunshine.
Verlane was stolen from the Odessy Business Park at Baseline Road and Country Club in Mesa, Arizona on November 11, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
There is a reward offered for information about the two women who were seen chasing Verlane and four other chickens that evening.
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Viola suffered from a brutal rooster attack that left the skin from her neck torn off.
Domingo spent one morning trapped underneath a large plastic bowl. He was moving the overturned bowl across the yard like a turtle.
Domingo liked to have his feathers blown dry with the hair dryer after a bath.
We chased after and stopped the hawk from tearing Ivanhoe apart, but we were too late as the hawk was successful in breaking his neck.
We are forever sad. We will never know what he would have looked like grown up. He had beautiful colorful feathers like a flower.
If it is not possible to hang fishing line over our heads, the chickens are vulnerable to the hawks. Lesson learned: A big farm is not a better farm.
Twice after Joey has watched me enter the house and close the front door, he remained standing for a minute then walked around to the back of the house looking for me.
Joey oftens rides on the front seat of the car with us. When it is hot, several times Joey has wanted the air conditioning turned on and he accidentally turns on the radio instead.
Levi was quick to learn on his own to stand in cool water on a hot summer day.
Levi will chase Randi around and around the yard until both of them start slowing down from exhaustion.
Randi loves to look at himself in the mirror.
Randi will stomp his feet in frustration when he does not get what he wants.
Richard would run across the yard and bite me on the foot. Then he would try to turn around fast enough to run away, but he would get scooped up with his little legs still kicking. Richard loved to be hugged. Richard was my little prince.
'Come here Richie..., make me laugh again.'
Salvatore has an extra toe on each foot.
Salvatore does not mind having a bath. He does not suddenly try to jump up and out of the water, he will stay put and allow us to wash him squeaky clean.
All the hens seem to like Salvatore the most.
The Silver Dollar was a very beautiful bird.
His best friend was Clover.
If we had raised him he would still be alive today. His mistrust and tendency to panic sent him flying into the wrong yard.
Sprite is a huge bird and it feels good to hug him. Sprite will let me carry him anywhere, hold him upside down, and even if I give him a bath he is always relaxed.
Vesuvius crows the highest and loudest.
It is fun to see the very small bantam rooster Gordon chasing Vesuvius.
Vesuvius loves to cuddle and rest with his necked strectched long and his chin down flat.
After taking his first taste of yogurt, Victor quickly lifted his head to look up at me for a few seconds, then he plunged his head into the bowl, covering his whole head with yogurt.
Victor sat quietly on a wooden high chair next to me watching movies until certain things got his attention. When someone appeared with a guitar, Victor never failed to sit up straight and chatter on and on until the guitar disappeared.
When written material such as magazines or newspapers cover the floor of the coop, Winchester stares at the pages and it looks like he could be reading the words.