I find chicken personalities endlessly fascinating.
Sofia, my only adopted hen (neighbors were down to one girl after multiple predator raids and thought she needed a flock) is the queen of the outliers. She is one odd bird. No one picks on her, but on the other hand, she does not have a chicken BFF. Doink is her best friend. She still sleeps next to him, even though Louise continues to make it a threesome.
Sofia is INTENSE. I can feel when she’s behind me, and in the barnyard she is often close to me. She never hangs out with the other chickens. I think if she was human she would walk around with kinda squinty eyes and a knotted brow. She would probably always dress in black. You would feel slightly uncomfortable if she stared at you.
So I found it odd when I saw Sofia getting up close and personal with Cindy Lou, the hen who frankly has no positive personality traits whatsoever. Cindy Lou is bossy and unfriendly. She is a mean girl and I believe her chicken cup is always half empty.
Yet Cindy Lou stood totally still and accepted Sofia’s “kisses”. (Yeah, I know, they’re not kisses. But play along with me, ok?) I’ve seen it happen a few times now.
And so it goes. Chicken kisses in the barnyard. It’s just a little thing that happened in the middle of a somewhat unremarkable day. Just a little thing to make that day…a little sweeter.
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