We have 16 hens, and 2 roosters of 3 different kinds of chicken. The Buff Orpingtons are the yellow ones, that grow up to be gold. The reddish-brown striped ones are Partridge Rocks, grow up to be reddish brown. And the Light Brahmas surprised me, because they are black with a little white, and grow up to be white with a little black! Anastasia's favorites are the yellow Buffs. She calls them "the beautiful ones". lol.
She is not REALLY trying to eat the bird... or screaming in its ear, she is posing for my picture.
Ok, so our neighbors gave us a cage, and the smallest birds can actually squish through the wires and every so often I hear a loud peeping, and usually that means I have some escapees. These ones have successfully killed a dandelion.
Anastasia helped me, as I de-pooped some of them in a pail of warm water. They some times "paste-up" their little bottoms... and if not handled it can actually kill them. Anastasia took the drying, and snuggling very seriously. You can see her patient fell asleep in her arms. They do that a lot... it is so STINKIN CUTE!
And see the chick with his head in the air? They actually take a swig of water, and then put their heads in the air like that, and swallow it down! It is very, very funny to watch.
And Anastasia was certain this chick wanted to join her plastic animal menagerie. She may be right.