Tag Archives: chickens

Chicko de Mayo

Inspired by my bantam hen, Pearl, and her outrageously wild personality, this little chicken is a Rainbow Cochin.* Featuring lots of colour and sparkles, if you met her, you’d agree that, yeah, this is definitely Pearl 2!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

* I made that up – there is no breed of chicken actually called Rainbow Cochin! but if there were ……

One of these things is not like the others

Pearl frequently is under my feet in the studio. Chickens are flock animals, so when she and Ruby are bored, or its too chilly or windy outside, or they want a snack, or they want a nap, or any of a myriad of chicken reasons, it’s all about “togetherness.” I often have to remember to be careful when I stand up since they will sit under my chair.

On this particular day, she had it in her head that she wanted to lay her egg anywhere BUT in her coop and spent over an hour poking in and around my studio. Here, Pearl seems to be inspecting the goods:

100_1848