For some time now CHICKENS have been my addiction. In particular: Pekin Bantams and Belgian D'Uccles.
Chooks to me are placid, appealing creatures with their gentle cluck... kept by fanciers worldwide, both young and old, and for numerous reasons.
What better than to nick out to the chook pen of a morning to get a freshly laid egg for breaky? Knowing that the hens are well cared for and loved.
Hens, however, like children, can be bossy, demanding, endlessly curious and yet so easily gratified. They are comical to watch and so relaxing to keep company with in the solitude of your own backyard.