Chipette aka "Jungle Chicken" has really become domesticated recently. She allows us to pick her up all the time and she has been laying eggs right by the front door which is speeding up the egg collection process. The other day she let me carry her around while I did some simple chores. That is her fitting in the palm of my hand basically. My wife has really enjoyed her and has changed her mind about chickens altogether. She had stated earlier this year that she was tired of having them and now I think she would buy some chicks today if they had more Old English Game Birds at TSC again.
Erich is an avid gardener who has his own home garden consisting of annual vegetable crops and as many perennial fruit plants he can possibly plant, runs a church sponsored community garden, tends his chickens and a rabbit, enjoys experimenting with growing techniques and living more sustainably.