Chicken Portraits

I‘ve been out doing a lot of yard cleanup the past week and our two chickens, Beulah and Penelope like to help so I let them run free. Unfortunately they tend to spend most of their time with me, usually right under my feet where ever I go.  They took some time off today to preen and have a dirt bath so I took some shots. 

Penelppe, the Rhode Island Red. The adventuresome one and a true survivor. A rescue chicken who came to us after escaping her former home three times.

Penelope, the Rhode Island Red. The adventuresome one and a true survivor.
A rescue chicken who came to us after escaping from her former home three times.

Checking her undercarriage.

Checking her undercarriage.

Beulah, the Plymouth Barred Rock.  The thinker of the pair. A glimmer of chicken intelligence behind those eyes I think - just waiting to get out.

Beulah, the Plymouth Barred Rock. The thinker of the pair.
A glimmer of chicken intelligence behind those eyes I think – just waiting to get out.

Bath time - always best in the full sun.

Bath time – always best in the full sun.

Bathing entails a lot of dirt throwing, rolling and shaking.  It helps control mites and somehow feel nice.

Bathing entails a lot of dirt throwing, rolling and shaking. It helps control mites and somehow must feel nice.


10 comments

  1. I love this post, it made my day. Great pictures and what personality. Your chickens would make great subject matter for a drawing series.


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