Although I love all of my animals up here on the farm, I admit that I do have a soft spot for my chooks - or 'the girls' as they are affectionately called around here. Could there be anything more satisfying than the little gifts that the chooks leave for us everyday? And all that they ask for is some grains, garden and vege scraps and fresh water. My girls have a lovely and large chook pen to run around in - to keep them safe from night time predators and Isobel, our Spoodle, whom I catch licking her chops whenever she is in their presence!
pics by Joe Brookes (my 8-year-old son!)