One side-effect of chicken raising I had not anticipated was the relaxation it brings. I find letting the hens out to run free and cleaning the coop to be among the most relaxing of activities.
Yesterday I saw Dolly sharpening her beak on the cement, fascinating!
Gloria is very friendly and will come over for petting.
When they want to, the hens are very fast. They stick their wings out and go like the wind!