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Meet Chickadee

  1. The Red Rooster
    We bought Chickadee from Zips Feed Store as a chick. We intended to process her for meat when she became on age, but I guess we're just not farmers. She and four other chicks grew up to become pets and egg layers. After a few years, all four of the bantams died of natural causes, and Chickadee lost her eye. We're not completely sure what happened to her to make her loose it.

    After the loss of all the bantams, Chickadee turned to us for companionship. We didn't understand about chickens needing chickens at that time. You couldn't leave that hen without her screaming after you! One time she even followed us inside of the house! She loved to perch on your leg when you sat down, and occasionally she would fly on top of your head. Her favorite thing to do was jump up to eat bread out of your hand.

    A couple years later, we got some standard sized girls. Chickadee scratched around with the big girls, but she didn't sleep with them. She preferred to roost on the deck rail closest to us. It seemed like she still thought herself a human. Even today, she lives a strange solitary life.

    Chickadee is now five years old, and accomplished raising two batches of chicks in one year around the same time. What an amazing girl. This story is just a corner of her.

    Here is our little Chickadee.
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    Chickadee with her babies.
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    Showing her blind side.
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  1. samuel
    she's adorable we have a chicken that look just like her
  2. av8rwife
    Thanks for sharing this story. I do LOVE my chickens!!
  3. janeken
    This is a beautiful story and a beautiful Girl too.....
  4. KimKimWilliamso
    She looks alot like my Easter Egger. Such pretty feathering they have!
    Her story is sweet! My EE is the nastiest of my hens, so Im guessing its not specific to which type of chicken you have. Slome are just sweet, and some are not, LOL
  5. texasgurl
    I love it!!! She is just precious!!!
  6. Roxannemc
    Is she an EE ? She looks just like 2 of mine pretty much Dont think they have so light of a chest though but she has that fluff on her cheeks like thye are getting..Is she a bantam too?You saidshe scratched with the big girls.
  7. The Red Rooster
    Thank you! Sorry about my writing.. it wasn't the best at the time.
  8. TwoCrows
    How adorable! Chickens can get quite attached to humans. Very cute story and may she live many more years to come!
  9. Naturalchickn
    she's beautiful! great story too!
  10. pack8088
    Great story and a beautiful bird.

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