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HOW I BECAME THE CRAZY CHICKEN LADY

 

"Consuela" the lone chicken wandered up our driveway one day and never left. One day she hurt her leg. I was really upset at the salon and one of my clients could tell. I told her about Consuelas leg and how sad we were. Small world-her husband is a vet that specializes in chickens!!! He has bred and showed them his entire life! We made a trade-her salon service for his vet service and he fixed Consuela. :celebrate

 

A couple months later disaster struck-Consuela got locked out of her coop one night and a predator got her :hitAgain I had to go into work after finding her on the lawn that morning and bawling my eyes out. My client just so happened to be in that day again. I told her what had happened and she cried with me. She immediately texted her husband and the next thing I knew, she was telling me how sorry she was for me and that her husband wanted to give me a "special" gift. She told me about these little amazing chickens he breeds and shows called seramas and had a pair for me! I got Barry and Patty a couple days later (Barry for Bill & Sheree) and Patty (for Patterson). 

 

I am now the proud owner of over 150 chickens of all different breeds and breeding and showing seramas at a national level! I have made about 50 new close friends and finally have a hobby that I love and am passionate about. God works in mysterious ways and even during times of trouble or sorrow He is with us always and always has a plan :love


Glad this had a happy ending, thanks for sharing.

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post #92 of 151
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love.gif    love the story, thanks for sharing it with us.
thank you. This is Ginger when we first got her sitting with "Dad"
post #93 of 151
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thank you. This is Ginger when we first got her sitting with "Dad"
this is Ginger now with her big sister Lil Miss on their Cat Tower that they LOVE. That is Ginger on the bottom.
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thank you. This is Ginger when we first got her sitting with "Dad"

Great pic....a human roost :D

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post #95 of 151
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Great pic....a human roost big_smile.png
My father-in-laws girlfriend runs an animal rescue and the tower was donated. Lil Miss jumped up and sat down so she claimed it lol.
post #96 of 151
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It IS like Christmas. love.gif

I know! @Lilmissesmom Have any of them hatched out yet?!
Edited by Lil Peeps - 11/11/16 at 4:12pm
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I know! @Lilmissesmom Have any of them hatched out yet?!
not yet. This is sooo stressful!
post #98 of 151

:pop   :woot

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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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post #99 of 151
I've cared for flocks of chickens before, both my friends' birds and the ranch I worked at. But my first real coop came with my first flock of my own. There's Falkor, a rather, erm, *special* salmon faverolle, Krist-hen Chenoweth the bantam, Idina Hen-zel and Meg RyHen the black sexlinks, Becky the EE, and last but not least, Christina Hen-dricks the RIR.
Christina was the leader of the flock, and by far the most social- she would come running when she heard the sliding door, and would "talk" with me back and forth. She would also get the others to do what I was asking, including helping me get everyone back to the coop at night.
About a month after we brought them home, a dog was harassing the chickens through the run... And as I was running out to help them, out comes Christina, telling the dog exactly what is what. She was such a wonderful bosslady chicken and I could not help but laugh in surprise! She fended him off and he has yet to try and come back unto my yard.
Christina was injured badly while protecting Falkor from the neighbor's awful cat (the cat no longer lives with the neighbors) and had to be put down. I miss her sweet and sassy attitude, and seeing her streak across the yard to greet me. Truly a special bird! ❤
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I've cared for flocks of chickens before, both my friends' birds and the ranch I worked at. But my first real coop came with my first flock of my own. There's Falkor, a rather, erm, *special* salmon faverolle, Krist-hen Chenoweth the bantam, Idina Hen-zel and Meg RyHen the black sexlinks, Becky the EE, and last but not least, Christina Hen-dricks the RIR.
Christina was the leader of the flock, and by far the most social- she would come running when she heard the sliding door, and would "talk" with me back and forth. She would also get the others to do what I was asking, including helping me get everyone back to the coop at night.
About a month after we brought them home, a dog was harassing the chickens through the run... And as I was running out to help them, out comes Christina, telling the dog exactly what is what. She was such a wonderful bosslady chicken and I could not help but laugh in surprise! She fended him off and he has yet to try and come back unto my yard.
Christina was injured badly while protecting Falkor from the neighbor's awful cat (the cat no longer lives with the neighbors) and had to be put down. I miss her sweet and sassy attitude, and seeing her streak across the yard to greet me. Truly a special bird! ❤


Thanks for sharing, great pic of the two of you.

 

But, so sorry about your loss.

 

Is the chick in your avatar Christina?

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Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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