Janine, Milly, Molly, Matilda, Rosie and Honey – A month of glorification of the chicken

This is a dog hatch. No wait! this is a hen hatch
This is a dog hatch. No wait! this is a hen hatch
This is a dog hatch. No wait! this is a hen hatch
This is a dog hatch. No wait! this is a hen hatch
This is a dog hatch. No wait! this is a hen hatch
This is a dog hatch. No wait! this is a hen hatch
My beloved Rosie
My beloved Rosie

Hello, my name is Janine.  I am a vegetarian, I work as a midwife.  I try to live by the motto, ‘Do not be afraid to live outside the box’.

Where in the world are you?

Lonehill Gauteng

How many chickens do you have?

5

Chicken names?

Milly, Molly, Matilda, Rosie and Honey

How do you spend quality time with your chicken/ chickens?

I sit with them in the garden, I hold them and kiss them, I love to give them treats, but most of all I love to watch them.  They are so curious about Everything.  The other day they were in my lounge, looking at my family pictures.  They went from one to the next, REALLY looking.

What has surprised you most about your chicken/ chickens?

How incredibly intelligent they are, that they are such creatures of habit, how much I LOVE them, how good they are for my soul.

What do you want to tell people out there (who don’t know chickens as a species) about chickens?

Please don’t eat them.  Its like cannibalism.

How do you know that your chickens recognize you over and above other people in their lives?

When I call them they run to me as if their lives depend upon it.

In your experience of keeping chickens as pets, what 10 non-negotiable factors do you believe need to be in place to give chickens a life that is physically, emotionally and mentally healthy?

Enough food, water and fresh air and exercise and warmth, a garden and a little house.  Things to do and see and explore. Safety, security and each others company and LOVE

If you could say one thing, on behalf of chickens in the world, to the decision makers in your country, what would that one thing be?

Let them be free – they are tortured beyond belief. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A HUMAN NUGGET?

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