Hold onto your hearts! This week’s photo is one of my sweet Emily, a true Little Lady if there ever was one.
She is an early riser, and yesterday morning when I opened the coop, she had already laid an egg for me. She hurried down the ladder to get her breakfast while I held her still-warm treasure in my hand. She is such a good chicken.
Emily and Amelia joined our little flock just about a year ago. They are best friends, different from each other and different from all of the others.
Although she is the smallest by far, she still works hard to lay eggs as big as everyone else. She makes sure she is never overlooked, and always has something to say even though her voice is smaller and softer (and much more ladylike) than the rest.
Her feathers are beautiful, don’t you think? Against the straw in the run, you may see how the feather colors and patterns help to camouflage her. They would be perfect in the shadowy brush of a forest, the original home of domesticated chickens.
It was a vacation day for me, so I took my chair inside the run and enjoyed my second cup of coffee while everyone had their breakfast salad. Emily spent some time checking out my project pants and shoes just in case some of the paint specks might really be bugs for breakfast. They could be camouflaged too!
I will do my best to post each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. When I can, I like to post these photos so you know these are real chickens even though some of our adventures may not be. Every “Like,” “Follow,” and “Comment” is truly appreciated!