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.