1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

A shift in the pecking order...

By ll, May 26, 2013 | Updated: May 26, 2013 | |
  1. ll
    ... and then there were 3


    We adopted/purchased/rescued a pretty Partridge Rock
    February 3rd 2013 -

    then after almost 2 months of quarantine & 2 baths & a round of preventative worming meds,
    she officially joined the family.

    Introducing: "Princess Penny" the Partridge Plymouth Rock!
    ... and she certainly is living up to her name.
    She has perfect manners and her high straight comb is like a proud crown.


    We became very good friends during her stay in our garage.
    I was the only one to visit her during those cold days & nights,
    constantly bringing her fresh water & keeping her cage super clean.


    Every visit she would say "Brrt brrt brrt brrt!"
    and to this day she still uses these happy sounding "words" & follows me around the yard like a puppy.
    Sometimes I refer to her as a "treat hound" - she would eat treats 24/7 if I let her (I don't).




    Penny was fast friends with Sunny our Buff Orpington ~
    not so much with our Blue Orp.
    There were many arguments at roost time & treat time and some frayed feathers & chasing.
    These things are to be expected when introducing, and I wasn't worried. I love having 3 and would again!
    The pecking order was not terrible, but not perfect between the 3.

    May 25th 2013

    After again becoming broody already twice this year, a great farm offered a home to Bonnie where she can be broody to her heart's content ~
    or she will be perfectly distracted by all the animal friends to visit with and new acreage to roam.

    ... and then there was 2



    Share This Article


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by