14 February 2008

Anatomy of a Chicken Photo

In the comments of this post, Danni (farmgirl_dk) asked if the chicken on top of the compost heap is our dominant chicken, asserting her place in the pecking order. She's not. In fact, the opposite is true. The chicken in that picture is Bertha, the most easily bullied and generally compliant chicken. We initially tried to take the photo with Stella, the dominant chicken. It didn't go well.

It was a pretty typical chicken photo shoot, actually. For every funny chicken photo we post, there are approximately 137 awful and blurry chicken photos languishing in my iPhoto files. Essentially, the chickens can stand only a few minutes of interaction before they spaz out. Here's a sample of what you've been missing:


Farmgirl_dk: said...

You guys are FUNNY!
Now, stop bullying poor Bertha around! In the scolding, immortal words of my mother when I would torture my little sister... "Don't you know you're BIGGER than her??!!"

Angelina said...

The hens in motion pictures are actually kind of nice in their own way. I have a lot of trouble getting clear chicken photos. They are constantly in motion.