I keep a few Buff Orpintongs but specialise in breeding Pekin Bantam chickens. I adore their fluffy tails, full bodies and feathered feet. Pekins are are gentle, friendly birds that will learn to eat out of your hand or perch on your knee. They become quite tame compared to most chicken breeds.
I allow my chickens to roam the garden for a few hours two to three times a week, if I can. They enjoy the freedom and it helps to keep my plants free of slugs and snails. It is also very relaxing, watching them hard at work exploring every nook and cranny for something interesting to eat.
Pekin Bantams make excellent pets. While some breeds of chicken can be quite aggressive, Pekins are gentle and friendly. With patience, they will become very used to their owners, willing even to take food by hand or climb on a knee.
I board small pets for £1 per animal per day. The money raised for boarding goes directly to the education charity Porridge and Rice that works among the extreme poor living in the Nairobi slums.
In addition, if you have small animals that you no longer can care for, regardless of the reason, I will happily take them in and rehome them. If I cannot find them a new, good home, they will live their days out at The Farm at 64.