Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The New Pet: Chickens

Before chickens, pic, below, would make me think, What a fruit loop, a simpleton.
After having chickens, I see the pic, below, and know the bond.  So what, best thing ever, being a fruit loop simpleton for chickens.

Fun ANTIQUE PHOTO of Gramps holding his Prized by vintagewarehouse, $3.50:
Pic, above, here.

Did she walk to town with her chicken on a string, below, for company?  Was she bringing it to give to a friend?  Had she sold it to someone?  Was she like Beatrix Potter and took her chicken everywhere?
With a proper coop, chickens are easy to caretake.  What they give in return is beyond measure.  Aside from calming to watch & hear, chickens are hilarious.  My favorite heirloom chics are the Plymouth Rock and Barred Rock.  Both about as smart as a smart cat.

Paris Robert Doisneau:
Pic, above, here.
Beloved gave me 8 chics, less than a week old, over 4 years ago for my birthday.  Best present ever.  He thinks it's about his worst gift ever.  Mr. Jealous, 'You take better care of those chickens than you do of me.', I said, "Can't help it if I'm better with chickens than men."  Beloved went no further, he's living the truth.
Garden & Be Well,    XOT


Gina said...

Hi Tara, Who cleans the chicken coop? They are messy aren't they. But we love our chickens just the same. Right now they have stopped's minus 17 degrees They will make up for it by laying many eggs as the days get longer.
Merry christmas.

Connie in Hartwood said...

These pics are priceless!

Merry Christmas to you and to your Beloved.

La Contessa said...

YOU know I LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XX

Kathy said...

wonderful chicks. Merry Christmas to you!

Penelope Bianchi said...

I adore chickens!!!