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My Oreo Cookie




Oreo is a 1 year old Barred Plymouth Rock hen. She is one of my four chickens.


Last December my uncle moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and decided to start a farm. The first thing that he did was buy 68 chicks from Mount Healthy Hatchery. However, he did not have the land for the chickens so I raised them for him in my garage and  then garden. They provided an amazing amount of compost and our garden has never been better. Five months later the pullets were ready to go out to the farm. As a thank you for raising the flock my uncle let me keep my four favorite girls. We picked out two barred rocks and two buff orpingtons.




Here are my girls. From left to right, Buttercup, Mrs. Chicken, Oreo, and Cami.


Oreo is the friendliest of the four. When I come out to feed them in the morning Oreo is always right behind me, jumping for the food. Unlike the other three she does not mind being by herself, but is definitely the leader of the flock. She is always the first to find something good to eat. When she does, she lets the others know about it.


Oreo is also a great layer. She is the only one of my hens who is still laying in the winter.




Oreo sitting in the cherry tree last summer.



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Comments (22)

Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process.
Oreo sounds so sweet. Love the bicycle picture!
Aw! She sounds like a sweetie! Congrats on getting POW. :)
Congrats on POW!! Great pictures.
That picture of the chickens on the bicycle is awesome!
Great name! Awesome pic!
I love the bicycle picture too! What beautiful hens they are!
I'm getting some Plymouth Barred Rock chicks in the spring! So glad! Seeing this post makes me even more satisfied in knowing that they are very sweet chickens. I had to get rid of 2 roosters that were super mean and i'm getting these chickens in the spring because I heard they were nice. :D
Thanks for sharing.
My B.R Molly is also my best layer and still as we go into cold temps, she keeps popping em out. My other two girls... maybe 1 egg per week. Barred Rocks ROCK!!
I had a hen like Oreo, but she passed just over a week ago. Her name was Ke$ha. :(
Such a fun article to read! Thanks for sharing! Also, beautiful pics!
Cute picture of the ladies on a bike!
That bicycle picture is soooooo sweet!
Oh she and the other three girls are so pretty. Congratulations!
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