Popular Post Hillscreek Posted December 4, 2016 Popular Post Share Posted December 4, 2016 About last August I posted re cairns and chickens in reply to someone introducing their cairn to chicks. I went on and on about building a pen, keeping them separate etc.etc. I used to have chickens and thought I knew it all! Well .....only a few days later I had the chance get two young chickens. A cockerel and a pullet about six months old. They are Gold Laced Wyandottes, developed in Wisconsin in the 1870's. I have them for their beauty but a plus is she lays me delicious tan colored eggs They free range, are not in a pen. They go wherever they want. At night I lock them in their coop for safety against marauding foxes and other predators. They go everywhere together. They "weed" by me in the garden. They are BIG (7-8lbs) gentle and friendly. They are not afraid of anything. Grazed together with a couple of deer. Stood and watched the school bus go by without flinching. Came up to Angus (on a leash) and stared him down. The cockerel is taller than Angus when he rises up and flaps his wings. Never in his life has Angus had anything stand up to him. From rabbits to crows to deer to bear when he says go they go. We did have to have lessons on the subject of 'they are our chickies Angus it's OK'. Now some months later and lots of practice walks, with treats for walking nice, the chickens stand and watch as Angus walks by on a loose leash on our way to the garage ........ totally amazing to me. What do you mean they are 'our' chickens? 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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