It wasn't long until we would find her roosting with the cats. Our two barn cats, Nala and Sandy, always lay around on the staircase in the barn. We even feed them on the staircase. Eventually we noticed that LuLu (the crazy chicken) would go get on the staircase with the cats to spend the night. The cats didn't seem at all bothered by her strange behavior. My husband would try to reintroduce her to the Maline flock. She would go off alone and for the longest time would come back in the barn to sleep with the cats.
This phase passed and she moved into what we call our "Secret Garden". Our chicken house and the Serama Runs are connected to this little sitting area underneath a shade tree. She moved into the Secret Garden. She decided she loved it there with the little chickens. My Silkies run free there as well. She likes being with them and a few Serama that have also moved into that area. We have some cages that the Silkies and Serama are kept in at night (for safety). She now has taken over one of those cages. She is very nice though and shares it with a little Serama hen. During the day, she comes in and out of the chicken house when we go in to feed the Serama. She pretty much defends all that live in there with her.
|LuLu posing for pics!|
A few days ago, my husband decided it was time to try again to reintroduce her to the Maline flock. She came to my gate and stood and cackled at me until I opened it up and let her come "home". She is now back sharing a cage with a little Serama hen at night and guarding and directing traffic in the daytime. LuLu is definitely one of a kind! She is more like a dog or cat than a chicken. I suppose she will remain with my Silkies and Seramas until she decides otherwise!
|The Secret Garden|