There was another one just like him but we let them out into the general population and one of the big hens killed his mate. The Feed and Supply said that they were really to mingle with the big chickens, but obviously not. So we put him back in with the little ones for a while longer,poor thing.
I want you to see the chick in the top middle of the photo below. Isn't she beautiful?
There are two more Araucanas, a Silver laced Wyandotte and the Roadie.
We have a symphony of chirping chicks to greet us morning and night. It's lovely!
Squeaky is not impressed.
"Squeaky! I looked up your breed today and they call you a Mille Fleur Bantam. This is a very special and beautiful name. It means thousand flowers. Squeak'?, look at me. It will be alright. I won't give them your special pile of lettuce. Now, let me have the egg that you're sitting on..... Please."She never looked at me and she wouldn't move. even when I reached down under her and took the big, brown egg. She just pecked me.
Tonight she laid an egg of her own... and left it for us.
I can't figure chickens out, but I'm working on it.