So the rather funny little pair. Boo, our few month old Cornish giant that tried to take off the top half of her head. And prickles, our ancient leghorn who has been beaten up by nearly every other chicken we own.
Somehow they've turned into the best of buddies and are usually right by each other with the exception of when Boo ventures to try and satisfy her black hole of a stomach.
Boo even twice now got Prickles to explore the yard a bit which is a massive step up from before Boo moved in when Prickles activitys for the day only included laying about.
Prickles is also starting to find her voice again too which is awesome.
Technically speaking Boo should be going to butcher with the other 74 Cornish giants but we ended up taking care of her after she got hurt which then led to naming her, and then she befriended Prickles whose needed a companion for a long time so as far as I'm concerned Boo is here to stay. Though come winter were going to have to figure out what to do so that she roosts in a way that she doesn't break a leg jumping down from a roost. She's rather fat.
On another note Boo and Prickles are the only two birds named after an injury they acquired. Boo skalped herself somehow, removing the top of her head down to the skull. Though managed to heal beautifully and has a very minimal scar. Prickles on the other hand is one of two other ex battery hens (we got five but two didn't make it) but has none of the fight that the other two have and so a year ago the other two started pecking at her tail and ended up drawing blood which then cascaded into a very blood soaked chicken. So between the pecking mostly stripping the tail feathers and the blood soaking what wasn't stripped, her tail looked very prickly so we called her prickle butt, which then got shortened to Prickles. By now though she's all but recovered and has new feathers. Though her comb never got back to the same size as a normal leghorn, though her feasting on chickstarter with all the new chicks has gotten the bright red color back in her face.