When I first started getting into chickens, I was given a lot of flack by some people in person about how nasty, mean-tempered and horrid chickens were to keep. I made this video for anyone that thinks that a chicken is incapable of the basic affections that we recognize in our other pets (such as cats and dogs). This is not a political statement; rather, it is made with the hope that people can see chickens as something other than stupid, nasty animals.
This is Moa, a.k.a. “The Big Stink”, and she visits me just to be pet, at least once a day. She knows I do not have food or treats— she isn’t visiting me looking for a hand out. She wants pet, and usually falls asleep within a few minutes. If I stop petting her, she will whisper at me and tap me with her beak. Think “feathered cat”. She has no aim to please me, the way a dog might, but is affectionate on her terms, the way some cats are.
My zinnia flowers are starting to grow buds, and this one is looking to be a pink one! Yay! So far, I’ve only grown white ones, so this will be a real treat! #gardening #hawaiigardening #zinnia #flowers