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Funny but also bittersweet.  Lovely.  More!  pop

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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 3852

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 3852

:d More!

9 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 6 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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9 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 6 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 3852

I love this thread! pop

Finally! Chickens!!!     Member of the Derperella Club!
My BYC best friends are polishchickens111, ChickenPeep, and willowbranchfarm!

I am the Magical Avian Emperor Mr. Lord King Sir! BOW TO ME or be captured by the evil empire of apples! (Don't be fooled, I'm a girl)

 

 

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Finally! Chickens!!!     Member of the Derperella Club!
My BYC best friends are polishchickens111, ChickenPeep, and willowbranchfarm!

I am the Magical Avian Emperor Mr. Lord King Sir! BOW TO ME or be captured by the evil empire of apples! (Don't be fooled, I'm a girl)

 

 

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post #16 of 3852

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 3852

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 3852

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 3852

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, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #20 of 3852

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

1 Serbian highflyer, Dale 1 Arabian roller, Lilly  i had chickens my whole life until i rehomed them recently after my OEGB hen Golden Ticket (whom i'd had since i was a small child) passed away at the ripe old-age of 12. ive been a vegetarian for 3 years and havent eaten chicken in 4. 
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1 Serbian highflyer, Dale 1 Arabian roller, Lilly  i had chickens my whole life until i rehomed them recently after my OEGB hen Golden Ticket (whom i'd had since i was a small child) passed away at the ripe old-age of 12. ive been a vegetarian for 3 years and havent eaten chicken in 4. 
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