I LOVE MY CHICKENS!!!!!
They are really interested in people and each has their own personality. We have two barred plymouth rock chickens, five buff orpington chickens, two ameraucana chickens and one ameraucana rooster.
Freebird is a buff orpington chicken. She is pretty curious and the most friendly of all the chickens. When we first got her, she was the one that would most freequently figure a way to get out of the designated chicken area. However I didn't mind so much because she likes being picked up, so I didn't have to chase her around to put her back in the pen.
Superman is a massive buff orpington chicken. Although everyone has equal access to food, she is by far the biggest chicken. When I feed the chicken treats, she is always pushing her way to the front. Not only is she massive, she also produces massive eggs. Some of her eggs are too big to fit in an egg crate!
Skull is a loud, scaredy-cat, and as a result, she ends up beind bullied by the other chickens. Anytime someone moves near her quickly, she screams and runs away. She wasn't always like this. It is a sad story, really. She would not submit to the cock, so he ripped out a bunch of her feathers on the back of her head, and kept singling her out and pecking her. I have tried to keep them seperated, but he will jump over every once in a while. With their new cage and the numerous perches inside it, she has figured out a way to hide during the few times he does break into their cage.As a result, her feathers are starting to grow back.
Flower is a really funny buff orpington chicken, but she is a bit of a bully. She will often unnecessarily peck at the other chickens. She is really funny though. She will often get caught up in what she is doing and the flock moves on. When she realizes it, she gets all skiddish and then runs across the yard to rejoin the flock.
Bernadette is also an ameraucana chicken. Like Amelia, she is adventurous, but she likes people more. Bernadette will see me doing something elsewhere in the yard and she will immediately hop over the fense and start following me around. I think she is the prettiest chicken. I love her poofy cheeks!
Elvis is an ameraucana cock. We purchased what we thought was three pulleted female ameraucana chickens, but we ended up with one male- Elvis. Elvis is pretty but he is a HUGE JERK! He assaults the other chickens, so I have to separate him (although Bernadette and Amelia will often fly over to hang out with him during the day). He makes a lot of noise crowing in the morning.