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post #11 of 4044

Funny but also bittersweet.  Lovely.  More!  pop

post #12 of 4044
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I hope you don't think it's too bittersweet. Derperella has grown up to be the most happy-go-lucky bird in our flock! smile

As all of the other pullets (and the cockeral... but that's another story entirely) grew, so did Derp. But she didn't grow well, or fast. She was finally healthy, but she was small and runty. The Food Lady was worried about her, but she acted like such a happy chicken that what could one do, but let Derp be Derp?


She in an incredibly sweet, and snuggly little chicken. Her cheek and beard feathers are nearly always wet, because when she drinks, she shakes her head the whole time, spraying water all over her extra feathers.

http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20in%20hand%20d61.jpg

http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20sleepin%20d61.jpg


Derp was finally all feathered out! What fun! She took great joy in preening all of her strange, mis-matched and (wrong colored) Faverolles feathers.
http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20derping%20day66.jpg

Hurrrr??
http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20d78%20whateven.jpg


Sometimes the Food People show Derp New Things. New Things are so amazing that Derp's only reaction is to stare at them, intensely and without moving, for at least 5 minutes.
Here, one of the Food Lady's friends, who was sketching the chickens, showed Derp her kneaded eraser, whatever that is. It required at least 8 minutes of staring.
http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20hypnotized%20day78.jpg

Derp does so enjoy being touched.
http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20melded%20day78.jpg

Everyone was finally old enough to enjoy roosting at night! Boy, how Derp loved to roost. Derp was proud to always be the first one into the coop to roost, and she would fly up and deposit herself in her favorite spot:
At the very end, horizontal, parallel, and weird.
http://featherdust.critter.net/house/derp%20sleep%20day78.jpg

post #13 of 4044

I think she was blessed with a wonderful "food lady"!! big_smile

When life gives you lemons, make orange juice.
 

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When life gives you lemons, make orange juice.
 

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post #14 of 4044

:d More!

7 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 3 fish. I am the ~Chicken Whisper~
My avatar: my baby Dwarf Hotot Alice
I <3 golf!
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7 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 3 fish. I am the ~Chicken Whisper~
My avatar: my baby Dwarf Hotot Alice
I <3 golf!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/what-is-wrong-with-my-egg <---My page on eggshells & yolks chickens can lay. Check it out!!
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post #15 of 4044

I love this thread! pop

-Magical Avian Emperor Mr. Lord King Sir

My BYC best friends are polishchickens111ChickenPeepwillowbranchfarm, and BunnyBuns

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

 

 

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-Magical Avian Emperor Mr. Lord King Sir

My BYC best friends are polishchickens111ChickenPeepwillowbranchfarm, and BunnyBuns

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

 

 

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post #16 of 4044

This thread is awesome!  I love Derp! lovebow

I'm baaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkk.

I have all different chickens, a goat, a dog, some fish, and my cockatoo, Peaches.

Thinkin bout changing my username.

ENTER!! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/798694/crazy-crests-contest-crested-birds-ends-july-8th
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I'm baaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkk.

I have all different chickens, a goat, a dog, some fish, and my cockatoo, Peaches.

Thinkin bout changing my username.

ENTER!! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/798694/crazy-crests-contest-crested-birds-ends-july-8th
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post #17 of 4044

This is great!  Derp is so funny!!!!!!!  lol  love

Chicken math has struck.

The hens: Goose, BR; Fish and Spork, EEs; Broccoli, mutt; Cricket, WCB Polish.

The pullets: Hobbit, bantam lavender Ameraucana; Quark, bantam silver Ameraucana

The chicks: Banjo, BLRW; (not-names-yet), white Sultan

 

And two beautiful, illegal roosters.  Trying to find homes.

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Chicken math has struck.

The hens: Goose, BR; Fish and Spork, EEs; Broccoli, mutt; Cricket, WCB Polish.

The pullets: Hobbit, bantam lavender Ameraucana; Quark, bantam silver Ameraucana

The chicks: Banjo, BLRW; (not-names-yet), white Sultan

 

And two beautiful, illegal roosters.  Trying to find homes.

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post #18 of 4044

yup, derp needs her own fan club. yippiechickie

Current flock: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 Columbian Wyandotte, 1 Delaware, 1 Australorp, and 1 mystery bird.
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Current flock: 1 Barred Rock, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 Columbian Wyandotte, 1 Delaware, 1 Australorp, and 1 mystery bird.
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post #19 of 4044

Oh, my goodness, how did I miss this when it started???  I've subscribed now so I can follow tales of Derp's adventures.

The photos are fantastic, but that sketch of Derp with the Q-tip stuck in her throat is ADORABLE!!! This DOES need to be a book!  With photos AND sketches!

Thank you so much for sharing Derp with us all.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #20 of 4044

one of the cutest things ive ever seen on Byc! keep it coming! big_smile

13 Homing pigeons, a lovely indoor pair of indoor pigeons: Dale the flightless serbian high "flyer" and Clementine the tumbler mix. Proud mother of five beautiful hand raised pigeons <3
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13 Homing pigeons, a lovely indoor pair of indoor pigeons: Dale the flightless serbian high "flyer" and Clementine the tumbler mix. Proud mother of five beautiful hand raised pigeons <3
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