i’d planned on doing a feature on the chickens including names and profiles. but the fact is i only know 1.5 of their names. we sort of have joint custody of these chickens, but i don’t have the same level of love for them that there first owners feel for them. i mean i like them, i feed them, eat their eggs, i like to chase them, and pick them up and all that other stuff you do with chickens. but what i wanted to do was post a picture like this.
breed: buff orpington
favorite foods: chicken feed and rotten goat milk
likes: quiet time
dislikes: the white chickens aka the lilies
but goldie is the only one i know the name of and catching the chickens putting a camera in front of their face and getting a good shot like this one was pretty hard, i did my best. aside from goldie we also have; this barred rock which likely has a name, but i have no idea of what it is, and the reds featured at the top of the page.
all the chickens above are pretty tame and will come near you, they even do this weird thing where some times when you get near them they squat down. apparently they want you to mount them, as though you were a rooster. i’ve never taken them up on the offer. these were the first chickens obtained, the 4 others being added about 3 months ago. these new chickens pretty much won’t let you near them, making taking there pictures more difficult to obtain.
these guys are not going to stand still long enough to take their picture – note the one running out of the frame.
when the lilies and the australorps were being picked up from a friend the neighbors daughter was quite upset the chickens were leaving, particularly one white one, which she had named lily. how she could tell the difference i have no idea, call me insensitive, it wouldn’t be the first time someone has. since then they have collectively been known as the lilies since they tend to hang out together at all times, same thing with the australorps they always stick together, though i have no idea of their names either.