Hello, my name is Trisha.
How many chickens do you have?
One rooster called Artemis Rage!
What has surprised you most about Artemis Rage, and what do you want to tell people out there (who don’t know chickens as a species) about chickens?
What can I say to you about how awesome our Artemis Rage is. He is the smartest pet. He has incredible problem solving skills. Our Rooster is so loving and very protective. He has a thing for balls and can even play soccer using his beak.
He belongs to my daughter Sage but he loves on all of us. He’s fun indoors and outdoors. If you run, he will run with you. If you leave he lets out a cry to say he does not want you to go.
We have three small dogs and he get along with them. He often sits with them on there pillows. He is a very picky eater. If he does not like something he wont eat it. He has a thing for shoes though. If a shoe is lying on the floor he will jump on it and attack it. Same if you have on sandals, so we have to watch him when we wear them because he will come charging from far.
Our Rooster sleeps indoors with us. He crows every morning around 4am. Which is perfect because I work at a gym and I need to get up at that time and go to work. I never really knew how smart they are. I never realized just how emotional they feel about the people they love. My kids look forward to seeing him everyday when they come home from school. Don’t get me wrong. He can be a crab tree. At a certain time a night when he gets tired if you bother him he will bite you. Not hard but just enough to make you leave him alone. He doesn’t like when you bother him when he is cleaning his feathers either.
How do you know that your chickens recognize you over and above other people in their lives?
When he see us he comes running. Artemis Rage gives great hugs by placing his head around our necks. He loves his Jowls to be kissed.