I got a big hug from my sweet Coco for my birthday last week. She's such a sweet bird. She's not really cuddly but she'll tolerate me picking her up every once in a while. Which is difficult for me to respect because she's by far the softest bird in my flock and I just love petting those glossy, black feathers.
She always tucks her feet up under her when I hold her. My other hens let their legs dangle down but not Coco. Maybe she feels safer that way. I'm not really sure why she does this. But she always does and so I try to get them up under my arm so she feels more secure.
And then we left Coco and her sisters behind for a few days while we went to Yosemite to celebrate. Below is a photo of me trudging through the snow. It's so beautiful to watch when you don't have to be anywhere and don't have to drive in it.