More photos below. . .
We have a black chicken of the sheep flock.
This little hen was at the bottom of her flock's pecking order, so when we started free ranging that group, she literally flew the coop.
She sleeps in a safe and secret spot each night and avoids the farmyard during the day when her former coopmates are out. And if the splinter flock of 13 pet wethers and non-mamas is grazing up by The Shack, she flaps over and hangs out with them—and they never chase or peck.
Want to see more feathers and wool? There are lots more chick pics here, and the sheep photos are here. The 2011 lambing season photos are here.
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