Painting by German Rubio
Dearie and Tricky look like two birds going back to their wild-bird ancestral roots. (What did wild chickens look like? Did they even exist, or are chickens hybrids of some other kind of wild birds like pheasants? I have no idea.)
Oh my god, Steve. There are so many articles on how the chicken became domesticated. Here's one from the Smithsonian. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-the-chicken-conquered-the-world-87583657/
wow, mary, what wonderful and mysterious photographs of your secret garden!
Or...not so secret! I love how my yard changes minute by minute as the day progresses, as the seasons too progress.
Do chickens eat the spiders?
I'm sure they would if they were lower and the chickens were able to easily jump up and eat them.
Tell me, sweeties. Tell me what you think.