By PeeperKeeper · Feb 12, 2012 · Updated Feb 12, 2012 · ·
  1. PeeperKeeper



    Girlfriend is a 4 year old White Rock from McMurray Hatchery. She was one of 25 "Brown Egg Layer Special". Well from the first we knew she was "special".

    She was always one to jump up on my husbands shoulder to check out his gold rimmed eyeglasses. It wasn't until a year later that we realized she clucked, bawked and went Ahh and Oooh to herself almost constantly.

    A very bossy young hen and even more so as a 4 year old.

    One day while my 24 year old daughter, Amanda, was telling her how beautiful her feathers were, Girlfriend said "Aww Thank You!" I wasn't going to say a thing. There was complete silence among the humans in the group until my grand daughter, Beth, said,"Did you all hear what I just heard?"

    We all looked at each other and started giggling. Yes we had heard Girlfriend's polite reply.

    There are many more stories about Girlfriend, like teaching the younger pullets how to jump on top of the milk cows, grab a horse fly and slide off the cows' flank, run around and do it all over again.

    But my best memory of Girlfriend is watching her as she trots along with Amanda toward the garden or the berry patch for all the bugs Amanda can find. Knowing that I'm seeing a miracle in progress because Amanda had been diagnosed with Leukemia 2 years before and we nearly lost her.

    Girlfriend is, of course, Amanda's favorite and all though Amanda doesn't live here anymore, we had to promise; Girlfriend will never be sold, eaten or mistreated in any way. She has to be here on the farm when Amanda comes home to visit.[​IMG]

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  1. PeeperKeeper
    WOW she was POW! Thanks to BYC staff for the honor. And for everyone's heartfelt comments. We are so proud...You betcha!
  2. elsasmom
    what a pretty girl; more proof of the personality of chickens in her sweet ways
  3. ChickenLover188
    She is a gorgeous hen :)
    Such a cute story
  4. tweetabirdy
  5. AngryRooster
    What an amazing chicken!
  6. Whittni
    :) *heart melts*
  7. Jeanniejayne53
    thank you and Girlfriend for a truly delightful and heartwarming story. If they ever make a Chicken Soup for the Chicken Lover's Soul (how ironic would that be?) you must submit this!
  8. sourland
    Thanks for sharing the story of Girlfriend and Amanda.
  9. June C
    She is a beauty
  10. Lothiriel
    Girlfriend is beautiful! Your pictures are stunning too. Congrats on the POW!
  11. chirpchirpchook
  12. ChicwannaB
    just precious
  13. Cosmopolis Chick
    Isn't it a revelation (if you're new to chickens) how different all of their personalities are? Kudos to Girlfriend for being the companion Amanda needs, what a treasure! The photos are lovely.
  14. BYC Support
    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
  15. PeeperKeeper
    Girlfriend still talks to herself constantly. :)

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