In order to appreciate many of the stories on this blog it is important for you to know I have a strange relationship with chickens. I have had two flocks in the past. I just love having chooks, love their eggs, enjoy feeding and chatting to them, however I have a fear of holding them. In fact, from childhood I have found most birds a little scary. Now most times I can stifle the fear and get on with the job however when they flap and squawk I lose it just a little. If you watch this video it will give you a good idea of exactly how I feel.