You can see she is a bit bigger than the others and Jill, her adoptive chicken mother, broke it to us this week, that Sparkle is actually a bully.
She also is molting -again. She seems to have a bit of gout and her egg shells are going through a soft phase again.
So our prize chicken might not be a prize, but we are fond of her and so glad she's still alive in a chicken friendly environment, although it's too bad she might be a jerk.
Having our own chickens was too stressful for me and for Cookie so I say no way.
Although I did love them wandering around the yard in the sunshine.