Monday, May 24, 2010

The Chicken Whisperers

It all started about a month ago, when a visiting seven-year-old friend of ours walked around effortlessly picking up chickens without batting an eyelash. It was so cute! He would just walk up to one quietly, lean in, and pick her up, something we'd never thought possible with our skittish lovelies. His Mom whispered reverently as we watched, "we call him the chicken whisperer."

So that, of course, put the bug in Luke and Owen to be able to do the same thing.

I couldn't see it, especially with Owen who can't hardly stand still long enough to pick up a stick, never mind a chicken.

But after a few weeks of hard work, they are both picking up chickens! They do it the same way their friend taught them, and again it is so cute.

I don't have a pic of Owen, but here's one of Luke, with his fave chicken, Saphira:

(Thanks Erica, for this great shot :-)

And now, all is right with the world.


jugglingpaynes said...

That is just too cute!

Peace and Laughter,

Firefly mom said...

That's too funny! Maybe one day they could pass on their knowledge to others, and the world could be filled with chicken whisperers ;)

Jennifer said...

That is so cool! I have an almost 3 year old who is able to do this with any animal she's come into contact with so far in her young life. Maybe children like these have futures as vets, or something with animals anyway...

Jena said...

I laughed out loud, then had to explain to everyone why I was laughing, and now they are laughing. Too cute!

Karen said...

Glad you all got a kick out of the chicken whisperers :-)

I never thought I would enjoy raising hens as much as I am, they really are amazing birds.

Tracy said...

Happiness is...chicken-love, makes my heart smile :-) So happy to hear you are enjoying your girls!