fine art pet portraits by commission

Our Pet Chickens

I have kept chickens all my life, I grew up on a smallholding with many different animals from cows, sheep, pigs, goats ducks and chickens. I don't think I can ever remember a time without them. When we moved to our cottage, we put an electric fence around the perimeter to keep the foxes out and a fenced off area where they have a large space to roam in the woodland. I have three Buff Orpington hens and they are called Bumble, Chortle and Weezer! The first photo below shows them as they were as chicks.

Buff Orpington Chicks

They are much older now, in retirement and don’t really lay eggs. They are our pets. They get on well with Lily, they have grown up together and so are quite used to each other. The photo below shows them on a sunny day by the studio door waiting for their daily fix of cream crackers! They are pretty spoilt chickens....

Buff Orpington Chickens

The chickens can roam free in our garden during the day and they love it in the woodland area under the dappled light. The photo below was taken one spring morning when they were busy scratching for worms.

Buff Orpington Chickens


Hi Melanie and Nicholas,
Sammy’s portrait is absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to present it to my friend. Once I have it I’ll take pictures and send you one with Michele and her new portrait. Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job. I’m so glad I found you! Hugs,


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Would you like to see the garden that our chickens live in? If so head on over to our Cottage Garden page to see lots of lovely photos.


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