Tuesday, 11 October 2016

#blogtober day 11 - your favourite type of animal


My favourite animal? It has to be birds but if we really have to narrow it down, chickens. 

We started keeping chickens several years ago in approximately 2009 or 2010 when my brother in law brought us some chickens for Christmas.  I remember being excited but nervous about getting them, particularly when I had to handle them but after a few days that soon passed.  

Initially we had 6 but whilst we were living with my in-laws, which is where they still are (we go back twice daily to care for the animals), that number fluctuated quite a bit with the most we had being around 20.  

Back then, I would quite often grab a drink and go and sit in the garden to watch the chickens. I found it quite therapeutic to watch them pecking around and chasing after each other when one of them found a worm.  They are really quite funny animals and they are quick to learn -  as soon as they heard me whistle they would know I had something for them.  


chickens



Back then, I would quite often grab a drink and go and sit in the garden to watch the chickens. I found it quite therapeutic to watch them pecking around and chasing after each other when one of them found a worm.  They are really quite funny animals and they are quick to learn -  as soon as they heard me whistle they would know I had something for them.  

When people ask me if we have pets, I would say chickens and they would always look surprised as though they were an unusual animal. Actually though, they are quite an affectionate animal and mine were quite happy to be held and fussed.  There was one occasion where it was very icy and the chickens were walking round the pond. I whistled and one of them managed to fall in so I had to get her out and take her inside, where I wrapped her in a towel and put her infront of the radiator to warm through.  





But that's enough rambling about my favourite animals.  What are yours?



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