Monty got her name by being the chicken that quite literally does a walk almost exactly identical to that featured in the Monty Python “Ministry of Silly Walks” skit. I have tried in vain to capture a picture of her in full silly stride, but to date have failed to do so. I am not sure if you can tell or not, but her left leg is noticeably smaller than her right one. This was a birth defect, and we have been assured by the previous owner that she was born this way, and her silly walk is through no fault of ours. She has a massive what looks like a wound on her back just above that leg, though she is sprouting new feathers in the area, and seems to be just fine. She is I do believe the smallest of our chickens, and when given the opportunity to free range, she rarely leaves the chicken yard. You guessed it right if you jumped to the conclusion that she has already stolen my heart with her little bitty self, and oh so silly walk. I must admit, however, that we are trying to keep her silly walk from the Ministry, as I am almost one hundred percent positive she has not legally registered it.
This pretty little lady shaking her stuff is in need of a name. Here is your chance to make your mark on the farm. We will be taking name suggestions for one week. We will announce this little beauty’s name next Friday, September 2, 2011.
Pearl is finishing up her bath before bedtime. The chickens have completely laid claim to the remains of the dirt pile. Every evening before going in to bed, they can be found there taking their baths.
Everyone meet Fiona. When we got this chicken, we sure thought it was a little pullet. Now the debate has begun, is it a rooster or a hen? I have yet to hear it crow, so am not at all sure. Guess I still got a lot of learning to do. Regardless, Fiona is one of my favorites, but then heck, I think they all are!
Francine is sure growing into a pretty chickie. I’m not sure what exactly she is, but her coloring and markings are really striking. She has also developed some fancy facial feathers. I estimate her to be about 12-15 weeks old.