Other Chicken Stuff - My Pet Chickens
I've always enjoyed having chickens around and my coop is not only
made up of my show birds, but a large number of pet birds as well.
One of the breeds that I've just recently added to my coop are
Modern Game bantams. I must say they have got to be some of the
most enjoyable birds to have hanging around as any chickens I've
ever had. I've never seen any breed to be more curious or inquisitive.
If you’re out in the yard they are always there to check out
what your doing. If someone comes up to visit they’re always
there to see who it is and it’s not unusual to have one fly
up on your shoulder…or someone else’s shoulder for that
Obstacles do not get in their way either. I was up on the roof
one day and watched one of the Modern Game hens climb up the ladder
onto the roof to check out what I was doing. After making sure everything
was to her liking she flew back down to the ground. I was cleaning
out my car one day and went into the house to get something only
to come back out to find all three Moderns sitting in the back of
the car! Yup they are definitely the clowns of the barnyard and
are fondly referred to as the three Long Legged Freaks.
Some of my other more typical pet chickens are a pair of Millie
Fleur Booted Bantam hens, a Black Cochin hen, two Wyandotte large
fowl hens and a particularly sweet Black Old English Game hen names
Update - Jan 21, 2007
Well, the freaks were up to their typical antics again. They can't wait to be fed in the mornings....
literally. Instead of waiting for the feed to be passed out like the rest of the chickens, they jump in the feed bin as soon as it's opened!
I also went to put up a new roost in the coop this weekend. Trying
to hold the roost above my head, in place and nail it to the wall
is not easy in itself....it's even harder with the weight of a certain
Modern Game named Friday sitting on same said roost looking me in
the eye as if to say "hey...watcha doing?" Nope....couldn't
even wait for the nails to be driven into the boards before he was
testing it out....silly chicken.
The three Long Legged Freaks checking out the mess in my car.
One of my Hamburg hens (Domino) helping herself to treats under
the bird feeder.
This is Freaky Friday (Friday for short) I took the camera out to
take a picture of him and of course he has to come check everything
This in one of the two Modern Game hens that makes up my trio. Her
name is Saturday and the other hen is Sunday. Here she's just been
raiding the bird feeder for treats. They even chased away the pheasants!
This is Squirt, my pet OEG helping herself to my dinner after having
a bath in preparation for a show. Don't turn your back on these
little guys, they get into everything!