Alexandra-The Coolest Chicken Ever!

By Alexandra33 · Aug 26, 2015 · ·
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  1. Alexandra33
    So, where to begin about Alex. Her antics first started as a tiny chick, when she would fly up on the edge of the brooder to snoop on me anytime I came around. Right away, I knew that she was going to be special, and that we would share a special bond.
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    Name: Alex
    Breed: Golden Campine
    Age: Currently she is 22 weeks
    Place of hatch: Meyer Hatchery

    At around 10 weeks, Alex trained herself to fly up onto my arm on command; this turned out later to be both an endearing and complicating (at times) trait. The only problem with her cute behavior is that I cannot seem to enjoy eating something outside in peace! [​IMG] For example, one day I walked toward the enclosure with an apple, and right away Alex spotted it, slipped right through the fence, flew up onto my arm, then proceeded to rip into the fruit without any further delay.
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    She is not only mischievous, ornery, and intelligent, but an extremely talented flier who can easily glide over all obstacles in the yard.
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    Alex's favorite pastime when she was younger was to fly onto my shoulder and ride around while I performed duties in the coop. Such an awesome girl!
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    Here she is on my arm yesterday-it's pretty hard to get a good picture with a non-dominant hand!

    I love my Alex more every day as she continues to grow, and now is almost ready to lay. Never have I been so proud to have her as my namesake on BYC; she is such a fun girl who never fails to make me laugh all the time with her silly tricks. You've gotta love Campines!
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    -Alexandra33

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  1. Abriana
    What a wonderful article!!
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  2. austrolover1
    Pretty bird Alex!
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  3. 1chickendog142
    I have a pair of these, so colorful. He has the funny crow voice and both are quick and flighty.
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  4. SouthGaRoo
    That is one pretty little hen, they can sure tug on your heart strings can't they.
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  5. Alexandra33
    You all are so kind....
    Bubbles12345, you're a genius! How come I never thought of that?
  6. BantyChooks
    you can edit your post and enter that one instead.... :)
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  7. Shabana
    Congratulations she's super sweet! People don't realise what amazing characters chickens can be. They are a lot more intelligent that they are credited with. Love the pic with her on your arm, you can see her mischievous-ness in her eyes !
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  8. foxmfan1
    beeeuteeful hen!!! I second it, she should be in the calender!!!!
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  9. Ballerina Bird
    Wow, what a fabulous chicken!
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  10. normanack
    Fantastic pictures, and even more fantastic hen. :)
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  11. ChristaleenSoto
    Wow. Beautiful chicken. Amazing feathers and color.
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  12. Alexandra33
    I know, chickens are awesome! They make such wonderful pets, and people who don't own them have no idea.
  13. ninjawesome
    What a beautiful campine you have there!
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  14. The Chicken Fan
    She is absolutely gorgeous! Who knew chickens could be such great company :)
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  15. TBirdsTheWord33
    I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work...and keep taking LOTS of pics of our feathered family! I agree that Alex is a real "character" and is a super-fun addition to our flock.
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  16. sharol
    I agree about Campines. My Scout was quite a character. She was 2/3 the size of her coopmates and was still the head hen until her death at the age of 5 from laying complications. I really miss her busy management of the flock. RIP Scout.
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  17. Alexandra33
    NorthFLChick, sadly I already entered a couple pictures a while back. I wish now that I had waited!

    Bubbles12345, thank you for the congratulations!
  18. BantyChooks
    oh, and congrats on POW!! :D
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  19. N F C
    Great stories and she's so beautiful! If you haven't already, you should think about entering the 2016 calendar contest...that 2nd picture of her is wonderful.
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  20. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
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  21. Alexandra33
    Thanks, everyone! She sure is my sweetie.
  22. BantyChooks
    oh wow! she's so pretty!
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  23. chickenneighbor
    Beautiful hen!
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  24. TwoCrows
    Holy Crow is she adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!!! :)
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