by Rebecca Nickols
Photos by author
Every devoted chicken keeper knows there are times when you wonder if your friends really want to listen to your tales of how wonderful it is to have backyard chickens, but Community Chickens understands how endearing and full of personality a chicken can be!
If you were looking for a way that you could brag about your flock, share your favorite photos or just pass on some chicken-related knowledge that you’ve learned, look no further! “Chicken Tales” are brought to you by our readers and fans of Community Chickens! Of course fellow chicken enthusiasts will appreciate your tales of your flock, but maybe you’ll even inspire a skeptic to enter the wonderful world of backyard chickens!
The first tale in this series comes from Kelly of Our Country Chronicles. Continue reading as Kelly shares how her cat, Caspian, not only accepted the chickens as part of the family, but also joined them in a dust bath!
Chickens, a Cat and a Dust Bath!
It starts with Madeline (my baby) helping our “Henny Pennys” with their dust bath. See how gently she sprinkles dirt on top of each one of her Henny Penny girls? Caspian, our Henny Pennys’ pet cat, was watching with great interest…
See Caspian intently watching? She didn’t notice that I was taking pictures. She was all eyes on her chicken owners.
He was paying close attention as they wallow, flail, kick dust onto each other and even kick each other in the face every once in a while…
Dixie and Daisy had finished their dust bath and were preening their pretty golden feathers…
“If you even THINK about putting that picture on your “chicken” website, I’ll n.e.v.e.r. forgive you!
Later that evening, I tried to get a picture of her while she was in the run with her chicken owners (Excuse our coop.–It’s still a work in progress, but definitely getting there!). When she saw me coming with the camera, she quickly jumped out and acted all innocent like she’d never been in there with them.
Thanks Kelly for sharing your story and photos! It is amazing how cats and chickens can not only learn to tolerate each other, but at times they seem to enjoy each other’s company! You can read more stories of Kelly’s flock by visiting her website: Our Country Chronicles
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