We started with a few chickens as a hobby and soon came to love them as pets. Some, like my Molly, have a loving nature and so much personality. Others, like our Roosty, was a bit possessive. I love to sit in the swing and watch them play, and run. We have several breeds; leghorn, Rhode island red, black and white jersey giants, lavenders and silkies. Two of them, a lavendar and jersey giant turned out to be roosters, so far so good but we will keep a close eye on them. We also have Heckle and Jeckle our two guineas out patrolling for ticks.
Francis & Daisy came to us via a guest. His children, the donk's primary caretaker, were growing up and moving out. We welcomed them into the family and am so happy we did. They fit right in with their love of food. In the morning and again around dusk you'll hear "heee hawww, snort snort" and that means they spotted us coming out to feed them and they are excited. When you are out and about you might try to feed them some leaves off of a tree. They are very friendly. They live about 25-30 years, in 2017 they were 16 so we have a long time left to enjoy each other.