When I go outside, the chickens are happily pecking away — looking for bugs, destroying the grass, watching for wildlife — not a care in the world!
But then, they hear me coming. Then know I’m going to check for eggs.
They all start scurrying up the ramp to get to the coop. Lots of petting and sweet talking goes on in the coop! Look who’s almost last in line to greet me . . Miss Congeniality. The only reasons she’s even coming up the ramp is because she thinks she can peck me!
Well, heck, I stopped to turn on the water faucet and they decided I was taking too long so most of them turned around and went back to the coop.
Wait . . maybe she is coming to see us!
Finally, I got to the coop. Here they are . . all waiting to greet me, just a little pat on the head, a little rub on the chest and they’re so happy!
And there’s Miss Congeniality! Just put your hand out lady .. try it . . go ahead! I’m ready for you!
This is one of the Ameraucanas. She used to be not so friendly, though I don’t think her main goal in life was to peck me . . unlike Miss Congeniality! But now, this Ameraucana is one of the first ones in line to be petted. There’s hope. Maybe in 10 years, Miss Congeniality will like me too. Do chickens live 10 years? I know they don’t and I doubt Miss Congeniality ever decides to be nice but if she does, you’ll be the first to know!