Behind my parents kitchen co-habitats the chicken and birds. if I'm lucky and the hens are not sulking, lucky lucky me gets fresh local eggs on a biweekly basis.
I grow up around a lot of different types of animals. Chickens, pigeons, goats ... and we had the variety of pets, cats, hamsters, mice, snake (didnt stay long), turtles, rabbits, an owl and tons of birds and a baby monkey. The occasional monitor lizard would show up now and again and is not a pet at all.
Chickens ; sometimes the dinner of pythons and monitor lizards.
Pigeons ; found their way into the chicken palace and refused to leave
Goats ; committed suicide and scared the shit out of our neighbour, coz they were hanging on the side facing the neighbour's kitchen. it was hilarious.
Cats ; we probably had a 100 of them over the last 30 yrs, found homes for them, stolen or died or ranaway.
Those i remember ; Lucy (Dad's) , Booties I (mine) Percy (Mom's) Spotty (mine) Pancake and Maple (Brother's) Ginger (Sister's) Booties II (mine) Spunky - knows how to roll over and play dead (mine) Max (Joey's) No2 - Max's twin brother (Mom's), Max and No2 died within 3 days due to pneumonia. Snowball (Spoiled Brat)
Now we have Chloe Heng & Pirate Heng (Babies of Mr & Mrs Bear)
Hamsters ; had plenty of them coz they wouldn't stop breeding, so had to give them away
Mice ; cats ate them, smart cats found a way to open the latch
Snake ; which Dad caught and gave away day after, coz we all hates snakes
Turtles ; One big turtle decided to be overlord and drowned the rest, now there is just one turtle living in the platypus tub
Rabbits ; Named Dolce and Gabanna. Yes my sister Diyana named them that. Gabanna got eaten by a snake and Dolce thought that after living for 2 yrs with cats and seeing them land on their feet, thought that he too would land the same way. Broke his neck jumping from the first floor roof.
Owl ; Fell from a tree, we saved him and nursed him and then he flew away.
Baby Monkey ; Dad named him King Kong. He wore infant size diapers and my mommy was his mommy and no one is allowed to love his mommy other than him. We gave him away due to demonic possessions.
This is the Chicken Palace where the best eggs came from. They are small and half the size of regular eggs. Did I mention healthier and FOC. My favourite abbreviation. Love me free eggs.
Now there is only one hen and one rooster. another hen decided to do a houdini.
Can you see them birds?? they're noisy and they smell. I can handle chicken shit anytime but birds just stinks.
Nobody, no one not even Dad can explain how the birds got in there in the first place. Mom has a theory that they squeezed in through the food hole-thingy so they can eat the food only to find out they're stuck. And whenever Dad opens the gate, they refused to fly out. Go figure.