The Peeps & the Pets


I love watching my chickens when they interact with other animals… Chickens are very curious creatures and when they meet new animals, the exchange is often rather amusing (particularly with chicks and young chickens)…

The Peeps & Sunshine:

After introducing my little peeps (that is what I call my Polish and Crevcouer chicks) to the outside world, they found Sunshine, our cat, a most interesting subject of observation…

Note: Sunshine has been raised around chickens and is quite accustomed to them. Although she was very curious about the crested ones, she was gentle and has never chased or hurt them. 

The Shadow rules

Shadow, our black rescue cat loves exercising her rule over the chickens. Though she has never hurt them, she loves stalking them for fun just to see them sound their warning calls.

Daisy & the Chicks

Above: Elly (Crevcouer) & Daisy

Daisy is our Brindle Mastiff dog. She is large and gentle. As a young cockerel, Henry, loved playing between her big paws when she sat on the grass. She would quietly sniff and wag her tail in excitement, trying to be careful so she didn’t scare her little feathered companion away. Since Henry, she has always loved peeps. Whenever she sees them, she tries to slowly inch towards them so she can get a smell… or perhaps some companionship and maybe even cuddles.

Above: Sam with Dusty (Orpington hen) & Daisy

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