Henny the Iron Feathered Queen

By Lothiriel, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Mar 2, 2013 | | |
  1. Lothiriel
    Henny was my oldest chicken, a Black Australorp, going on 8 years old when she passed. She was the top hen, dominant biddy, coop queen, et al, and ruled with an iron feather. She survived multiple hawk attacks, fox raids, illnesses, frostbite, heat waves, etc. and went strong until she died on March 2, 2013.

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  1. Chickenfan4life
    She was one beautiful girl...
  2. chloezoebob101
    she is gorgeous!
  3. Lothiriel
    Thank you all! =)
    ChickenCrazy8, yes, it's most likely a myth. Breed doesn't matter, it just has to do with the pecking order. With my first chickens, Henny among them, she wasn't top bird, but she wasn't on the bottom either. My RIRs never picked on her, nor did my Rocks. So yes, it's just a myth. Whether they get picked on or not depends on the strength of their dominance. :)
  4. ChickenCrazy8
    I have a quick question :)
    I have heard that Australorp's get picked on by bigger hens (RIR or Plymouth Rock).
    I presume (after seeing Henny) that it is just a might just be a myth???
    Thanks!!!!
  5. Chickadee55
    Magnificant Henny
  6. teach1rusl
    Henny is beautiful! I would never have guessed that she's a senior gal.
  7. Tmaxson01
    She is awesome

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