Too Close for Comfort

Photo by Audrey Pavia Mr. Mabel tempts face as he loiters dangerously close to Milagro’s hooves. I’m not one of these people who assume chickens are stupid. I know they have that reputation, but I think they are actually pretty smart. They learn quickly, have a surprising capacity to think things out and are very […]

When Roosters Attack

Photo by Audrey Pavia Mr. Mabel likes to pick fights with me. My bantam Cochin mix rooster, Mr. Mabel, is well known among my friends for his attacks on people who do not belong in my yard — at least in his opinion. Once in a rare while, he also cops an attitude with me. […]

Forbidden Love

Photo by Audrey Pavia Mr. Molly and Bobbi Jo sneak off for some alone time. There’s one thing I like more than the eggs I get from my chickens — watching the daily drama of their lives. My flock puts Telemundo’s novelas to shame. The most interesting plot line among my birds concerns one of […]