Hi all, I just had to share this. I was having a really bad hour today, i wont go into boring detail but When Id had enough I took my picnic blanket outside and lay under the pear tree. I was lying there on my tummy and just watching the ducks playing with the bunnies, next thing "Blackie" my australorp, best friend chook came up and started to peck me gently on my tracksuit trouserleg, she then hopped up and sat on the back of my calf, she just sat there. I had a giggle to myself, and I just lay there for a while and I told her how rotten i was feeling, enjoying the feeling of her roosting on me, shes never done this before! Then she got up and came right up next to my face and just sat there next to me. She watched me and I watched her, I closed my eyes really slowly and told her how much I loved her and what a sweet chook she was, she also closed her eyes slowly then opened them again and we watched each other. In all my years of sharing my life with chickens, I have never felt such a rapport with one. This was such a special moment which I will never forget. She blessed me and I felt the weight lift off my shoulders. Be very gentle to your chickens, they have a wonderful ability to heal!!!!