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Colorful Barnyard Chickens

Along with the heritage breed Coastal Sheep that have free run during the day at Middleton Place there is a small mixed flock of colorful chickens.

Barnyard Chickens
Barnyard Chickens, Perched on Sheep Pen Dividers

The  Sheep had just been penned for the evening and needed a bit of grain to induce them into their quarters.

Barnyard Chickens, Sheep In Their Pen
Barnyard Chickens, Sheep In Their Pen

The chickens were well aware there might be droppage available for pecking.

Barnyard Chickens, Rooster Crowing
Barnyard Chickens, Rooster Crowing

They also seemed to know not to get amongst the sheep until they settled down,

Barnyard Chickens, Rooster Preening
Barnyard Chickens, Rooster Preening

A fourth fancy-looking fellow joined the crowd on the safety of the divider.

Barnyard Chickens
Barnyard Chickens

The big rooster decided to move on, dropping into an empty pen that is awaiting the birth of lambs, expected any day now.

Barnyard Rooster in Flight, or Glide
Barnyard Rooster in Flight, or Glide

Middleton Place
March 30, 2021