Theo now looks forward to his sister’s riding lessons. Why? He gets to spend time with his chicken friend at the stables. There are lots of chickens running around but this particular one is Theo’s friend. She actually stays still and lets Theo stroke her back. Every week. Or lets him carry her. And every time I pop into the stables to check on Theo, ‘his’ chicken is by his side.
I’m including another photo from this week of the two of them hanging out together on top of a haystack. He might have been born in London but he’s turning into a country boy!
Needless to say Theo wants to keep his chicken friend as a pet but I’ve explained she can’t come home with us. But perhaps some day soon we will get some chickens…
Update: Sadly this chicken – who we nicknamed ‘Tea’ – was eaten by a fox a few months later! Ever since Theo has been trying to find another chicken friend but none have been been like Tea.