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These fun reader photos show that when it comes to chickens, big personality comes in small packages!
  • Pass the hair gel!

    Spike the rooster may look like he has a terrible case of bed head, but the chicks love his spiky 'do!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Snuggle time!

    Some chicken owners have to keep their cats out of the chicken coop for the safety of the birds. On this farm, it's because the cat is a nest-hog!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Custom couture hat

    Lisa Marie Tihen says, "My chicken, Tweetie, loves to lie upside down on top of my head. She lays peacefully without kicking or squirming at all."

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Stuffed birds

    Howie and Ilene enjoy a little stuffing. The recipe did say to insert the stuffing into the bird!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Stop and smell the ... petunias?

    Coconut and Lacy the little silkies enjoy the sunshine and flowers on a warm spring day. They seem to know how fabulous they look!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Carrie's flowers

    Carrie the hen is happy her owner, Laurel, planted these flowers for her to perch on. Carrie repays Laurel for any damage she causes to the flowers by laying six or seven jumbo dark brown eggs every week.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Lookin' good!

    When this rooster got frostbite, his owner crocheted him a little hat to prevent further damage to his comb. He knows he looks good in his new red hat!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • On the road again

    These chickens are crossing the road in style! They're perched on the back bumper of the camper, ready for some outdoor adventure.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Nice ride!

    Goats are good for a lot of things ... milk, meat, weed control ... and chicken transportation?

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Nobody puts Queenie in a corner!

    Here's another chicken hitching a ride! Queenie wasn't thriving like the other chicks on Mary's acreage, and was tormented by her peers. Mary and her husband put the little chick in with their ewe, Meemaw, who took Queenie under her wing.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • You talkin to ME?

    "I'm funny how? I mean funny like a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to amuse you? What do you mean funny? Funny how? How am I funny?"

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • That's one big chicken!

    Joy's husband and son bought some chicks at a farm auction, and were told they would grow to be egg-laying chickens. One kept growing and growing, and it turned out to be "Butterball" the turkey. The family enjoys having him as a pet so much that they purposely went out and bought two more baby turkeys!

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

    Phyllis Diller is a White Polish hen, who came to Ellen's acreage in a box of 25 assorted breed chicks. As they grew, the larger chicks would bully Phyllis, picking at her bouffant hairdo and her feet, and poor Phyllis couldn't see through her feathers well enough to escape them. She was moved from the coop to the barn, where she now enjoys ruling the roost.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • Follow the leader

    There are a lot of requirements for being a good chicken leader. Wearing pants isn't one of them.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
  • See no evil, see no evil, see no evil

    The Partridge Rock, Buff Orpington, and French Black Copper Maran roosters on MariaChristina's acreage spend a lot of time with their heads buried in their own feathers. "They primp more than the girls!" their owner says.

    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
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    Date Published: April 20, 2012
    Date Updated: June 28, 2013
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