Hand raised but you sure wouldn't know it. They want nothing to do with me, unless it's morning and scratch is involved.
They enjoy pushing their weight around the coop. Being the largest hens has possibly led them to believe that they're in charge.
Fortunately for the rest of the flock, and in particular Miss Pippy, Eli doesn't put up with such nonsense. He's worth his weight in gold, that fella.
Still, I get the idea that they could be planning a coup. Maybe it's the way they quickly stop chatting to each other every time I come 'round.
Conspiracy theorists have gone on less.
~Be well friends....and on the look out.