My Young Man with His Young Hen

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lazypifarm, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Xander is 4 years old, and is my "chicken whisperer"! We recently got a dozen Easter Eggers, and this chick chose him the first day. They are buddies! He named her Griffin; he carries her around with him a lot, and she just about falls asleep while he is holding her. Chickens rock!

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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sweet [​IMG]
     
  3. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable! They look like they go together. [​IMG]
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    One of the most adorable pics I have seen. Nothing beats the innocence of a child and their pet in love....... :love
     
  5. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw. He's going to have great memories :)
     
  6. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    That is so sweet... [​IMG]
     
  7. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    One thing Xander has shown me is how much young children can learn about animals. He is 4, and he knows how to catch them, how to handle them, and how to care for them. (Of course, he does not do these things unsupervised.) I love listening to him instruct my mother on the chickens! "No Grammy, you have to leave an egg in the nest so they will know where to lay." "That one isn't a cochin, she is a silkie." "This egg is from Hickory, this is from Butterfly, this is from CheepCheep. Doc isn't laying, she is molting." I love hearing that kind of stuff coming from him!
     
  8. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, so sweet.

    My father brought home baby chicks one Easter when I was a little girl. And I LOVED them. He built a coop and a run and we even got more hens. I've never forgot my first hen and I think it teaches great responsibility. And keep those adorable photos coming.


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  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Darling photo!
     
  10. abbey808

    abbey808 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's such a sweet photo! She looks so happy and relaxed in his arms. I love seeing pictures of chickens being loved by their humans. [​IMG]

    Thank you for sharing that awesome picture!
     

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