She's no spring chicken! Her name is Ginger and she went to a 4H show in 2005. She hatched out chicks a few times successfully and was a darling Mother. She is almost blind now and she's lost her "top hen" although she does still attempt to hold it, it's just sad to watch. I hand feed her scratch and would often find her alone and pushed away. I bought 18, 5 weeks to 2 month old pullets and decided to see how she would fare with them. It's been amazing to witness her take on her new role. She even snuggled and nuzzeled me and quickly squished her tail. So adorable! Nothing in the world like being a happy grandma! When I check on them they are always almost completely quiet and surrounding her. It's very sweet. She loves the heat!
She's an clean face Americauna. Last egg was on Christmas at age 9, she is 12 this spring.
Just wanted to share my joy with you all because I know you understand how very precious some of these chickens are.
Edited by Huggerlady - 3/26/16 at 7:47am