we had some chickens given to us that were a college project this past spring, we kept 1 of 4 of them that elizabeth picked out as her favorite. she feeds the baby chicks & ducklings & is really quite good with them. she seems to be gentle enough to have the chicks be very tame. we have about 7 small chicks that just come running when they see us & let us pet them. it's fascinating to watch & the smaller kids enjoy having chickens they can pet & pick up without fear of being pecked or kicked.
so this is elizabeth & sweetie (elizabeth's name for this chicken which we were told is a female & seems to be - no waddles or saddle feathers or crowing!). elizabeth can now be called "the chicken whisperer"!