Guardian of The Yard
You may remember the wee little chick that I raised from a chickling, fondly nick-named the Chicken Chick. She is grown now, and resides in the front yard, where she instills terror into the hearts of those she crosses paths with...at least that is, if you are a dove or sparrow. She has taken it upon herself to guard the yard from pesky invaders, who steal her precious bird seed and walk on her grass. She will not have it. No sir! She keeps watch from the porch, or the corner of the yard, there she watches and waits for her enemies to land. Once they do, she lowers her head, and rushes forth in a wild frenzy, chasing them out of the yard. Then, puffing out her chest, she triumphantly marches back to the porch to boast of her gallant deeds to her other faithful watch/guard companion, Rusty. Together, they nap on the porch, resting from the long night of keeping monsters away from the house.
She lays her pearl-white eggs on one of the two wooden thrones that reside on her porch, they are cushioned of course. We can hear her excitedly cackle her egg-song from within the house.
She spends her day standing guard, keeping my raised beds tilled for me, basking in the sun, napping with her best friend, eating food intended for the dog, keeping the wee little dogs in-check, pecking them on the tail when they misbehave, exchanging chitter-chatter with the neighboring birds next door, and following Food Lady (i.e - me) around the yard helping out with all the chores.
She also enjoys taking naps with said person.
Overall...she is seriously spoiled! And she knows it too! We pamper her and let her have her way, even when she gets into trouble. If I was a bachelor-ette, I would have her inside the house with me, indeed I would!
Do you have a special animal/chicken? What funny things do they do?