Mother Clucker was a black Australorp hen. My husband was her favorite person. She would run to the gate when she heard him come home and truly looked disappointed when he didn’t go through the gate right away.
Mother hated me. She would puff up, drop her shoulder, and bite me. She would just keep coming after me until I picked her up. She did go through a four-month period when she didn’t attack me, but that ended abruptly when I resumed doing whatever it was that she dislikes. However, she was always the first one to sit on my legs and the last to go. She had beautiful feet and lovely eyes. I will miss her and the bruises.
She seemed relieved to have a friend in Donkey Kong.