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  1. The Red Rooster
    Auntie came to us from a farmer who really wasn't selling chickens. Our work took us out into Nisland (a very small town in South Dakota). The farmer told us he had chickens, but he only wanted to sell the chicks. Finally, after a little persuasion, he decided to let go of two of his hens. He sold Auntie (BR) and Henny Penny (Gold star).

    Auntie was wild from the start. She gave me a sound peck on the hand when I tried to touch her head. She was very shy, and didn't want to come near me. Over the years, I had to gain her trust.

    Now she's 4 years old, and has given me much joy over the years. This chicken has done everything-including falling into a bucket of oil! I just love her. [​IMG]



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  1. brahmakid11
  2. auntie tee
    I love this picture! The dog looks a lot like my Barney, but he would not be staring placidly at a chicken.
  3. WitchChick
    Love this picture. Gives me hope that my dog and my chickens will live in harmony one day :).
  4. ChickenPeep
    Great story and pics, thanks for sharing!
  5. mdguffey
    Great picture! i have 2 BR, they are very personable, they love to eat right out of my hand, they are rapidly becoming my favorites.
  6. FarmingForFun
    Auntie what a great name! I have a BR named Grandma, she is a sweet old girl. Love the cart!
  7. judyki2004
  8. MadelineHere
    oh and your "cart" is an inspired design! :)
  9. MadelineHere
    I think Auntie was incredibly lucky to find a home with someone who would "gain her trust" over the years, and not just pop her in a pen and throw feed at her once a day. We know how common that is for many many chickens.
    Even if her first owner was a "nice chicken guy" you could have been something different. Many people won't even approach a chicken that has pecked them just once.
    Thanks for being a "thoughtful' animal owner.
  10. TwoCrows
    How sweet is that picture!! Your story just warms the heart!

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