Hens in unlikely places!
PUBLISHED: 09:52 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:07 22 August 2012
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Hens in unlikely places!
Abegael Tomlin, from Rye, East Sussex, sent this photo of her with her cockerel Redd standing next to her birthday cake – a portrait of him!
Clare Jagger and her daughter Evie from York sent us this photo. “Our lovely Pekin hens and King Lester the cockerel guard the quad bike while we clean out the coop!”
Emily Fothergill, 11, from Kingham, Oxfordshire, said: “This is my chicken Jaffa who loves coming in the house. One day she strutted across to the chair and jumped on it. She would probably have jumped onto the table if i hadn't stopped her!”
Now this is one cool chick who wants to Shoot the Tube. Only thing is … there no wave. Emily Riley, 12, from Stroud, sent us the pic. “I own two Sussex Stars and two Columbian Blacktails. In the picture is my beautiful nine-month-old Columbian Blacktail hen called Matilda. This chicken is our best layer as she lays eggs with two yolks in them! Matilda is the coolest chicken in town as she loves to surf on our little garden pond!”
When you gotta go, you gotta go … This cheeky Black Rock called Fire was obviously caught short when making a tour of the house. Or maybe she decided it was just time to be toilet trained. Scarlett and Fabien Heard, from South Wales, sent the photo. “'Fire is inquisitive and manages to find herself in the most unlikely of places!” they said. “She really is a cheeky bird and thinks she has run of the house!”
The ref cried fowl Whitey and Ginger, just love a spot of footie … and their favourite position is on the wing. Owner Jayne Purshall from Redditch, Worcestershire, said: “We are new to chicken keeping this year and have two Rhode Rocks called Rocky and Ginger, an Amber Star called Whitey and an unknown cross called Dora. They lay most days and live in 5-star home-built accommodation. Football is their favourite hobby, but we have to show them the red card if they peck the ball too much!”
Step on it old cock, I’m late for a date …. This adventurous Beligan d’Anver called Lovechick just loves to hitch a ride to town. Owner Jo Gray from North Bucks said: “She is my favourite chicken, a real pet that comes everywhere, to the shop, on my son’s trampoline, on the bike, the pony and tractor. She loves rides in the car and follows me like a dog.”
I think the clucks has broken … Julie Winstone from Worcestershire sent this delightful photo. “Petrol, our Rhode Rock, is trying to work out why the car won't go! We wonder if Charlee, the Light Sussex, has taken the key. Sparkle, the Speckledy, wants a ride too. Luckily they got nowhere.”
Pot roast anyone? Sarah Harper, from Marshland St James, near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, sent this photo of one of their birds pretending to be a pot plant.
But a chicken magazine, now that’s more like it! “Lemon the Pekin bantam hen was more interested in a copy of Your Chickens!” (also from Renée Fleming, Walsall)
Telly looks a bit boring… Renée Fleming from Walsall sent us this sweet photo: “Hazey the blue haze hybrid enjoys watching TV on the sofa in our conservatory."
That’s rubbish A chicken called Lily has made her home in a compost bin. Sarah Burrows, from Halesowen in the West Midlands, said: “Lily has been laying for a about a month now. But a few weeks ago we were only getting an egg from her every other day. Or so we thought. “We were working down the garden and we needed to move our plastic compost bin. When we lifted the bin, we were all surprised to see four little eggs on a perfectly shaped nest. We now know why we were only having an egg every other day! Lily has now adopted this as her nestbox. Every day, without fail, we find an egg in there.”
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