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Heny my Big Fluffy Blue hen

By OrpieLover31, Apr 6, 2013 | Updated: Apr 12, 2013 | | |
  1. OrpieLover31
    I got Heny when she was about 10 months old. We found her on Craigslist for a reasonable price. Her history is unknown but the person who had her said that they were not sure on what breed she is. Heny came to us with her sister that we named Penny. The very first day we brought them to their new home Penny was attacked by one of my Toy Poodles! There was feathers scattered everywhere! Penny was hiding under the house and we were unable to get her out. We decided to let her come out on her own. That night we went out to put the chickens up for the day and we realized that Heny and Penny were missing! We went searching all over the place for them, but we had no luck. The next day we found Heny wandering around without her sister. We picked up Heny and put her in the coop and went looking for Penny. I found Penny's body right next to the chicken coop! She was found dead! We buried her in the woods. We were very sad. A couple of weeks later Heny went broody! We decided that we were going to give her chicks! We ended up driving all the way to Seattle to get the chicks.
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    We ended up with 2 rooster and 2 hens! We named them Quincy, George, Ella, and Ava. Heny loved the chicks to pieces! Heny took care of them very well. She taught them so many things! She loved them so much that she was still taking care of them when they were 3 months old! We had to wean them ourselves!
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    After she went broody she started to lay eggs! She laid up to 6 eggs a week! And she still does! Before we knew it she was on the top of the pecking order! She was always mean to the newbies! She was even mean to her own chicks! She was very vicious towards them! She acted like she had never seen them in her entire life! And finally one day while I was on BYC I found out what breed she is... She is a Blue Orpington! It turns out that she really likes me taking pictures of her! She is very photogenic!

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    I love Heny so much! I dont know what I would do without her! She is literally the best chicken EVER!

    Thanks for reading!
    OrpieLover31



    I just went outside and told Heny that she won Picture of the week, and she came to me and gave me bock bock! Here are some pictures!


    She literally came running to me!!!
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    Heres her bock bock!
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    In this one she seems to be striking a pose! :p
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  1. OrpieLover31
    Thanks. We tried everything to get her out of there but nothing worked! We even threw her some bread (all the chickens we have go nuts for it, even the chicks!) but she didn't even budge!
  2. Xanadu
    In the future if you can't get a chicken out of somewhere you can't reach into it may help to have it trained to a certain treat although you hadn't had Penny long enough for that I know. Mine will come from anywhere to me if I have the big bag of dried mealworms that I get from Lowes and I always reward them with some for doing it. If I'd been in that situation I would have tried throwing some to her and gradually hope to have coaxed her out but you never know. She may have been too injured or in shock and wouldn't have responded even so. I so hope that nothing like that ever happens to you again. At least you have a great chicken to love now.
  3. sophiesmith
    Lol Great pics.
  4. H6Tjadeb
    We had a Orpie that looked just like Henny.I named her Blackie and I bonded with her when we first got her. I visited her everyday and I taught her to sit on my shoulder while I did my chores. Even if I fed the chickens first she stayed on my shoulder the whole ride through. a month a go something got all our hens and pearl guines except two guines and one hen who ate eggs. I miss her emnsily. I got two more baby chicks ones a black barred and ones a pan fry. but it wont be the same without Blackie:( But Henny sounds as awsome as Blackie
  5. bbchickies
    beautiful chicken!
  6. TREX
    Wow she beautiful!! I have a Buff orph that I just love to pieces.Would love to find a blue one like your beautiful hen eventually.:)
  7. BorderChicken
    Beautiful gal! I want one!
  8. CinnamonQueen
    I agree, she is very pretty.
  9. OrpieLover31
    Haha! Thanks!!!
  10. CHICKEN CRAZY1
    She is the most beautiful shade of blue I have ever seen! The way she treats her chicks reminds me of our 26 old mare Rose who treats her grown up foals the same way!

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