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.
  11. QueenBeeMom
    What a love! Thank you for sharing, and thank you BYC for making Chickadee POW so we would all easily find her.
  12. Fluffballs
    She's so pretty! What kind of chicken is she? :D
  13. ConnorMayasMom
    Beautiful story! That is what I love about chickens, now and then you find one with "such" personality...they are amazing little things!!
  14. blondiebee181
    How sweet! Is she an Ameracauna? I have an Ameracauna and she has such a personality! She is the reckless little warrior princess of my 4 hen and 1 duck group, so I named her Xena.
  15. willowbranchfarm
  16. The Accidental Coop
    Thank you....What a wonderful story!
  17. jimandscott
    aawwww wonderful. 1 of our chickens runs up as soon as she hears me coming and makes a lot noise when i go in. so welcome to the chat.
  18. yorklady
    She is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her story.
  19. Silkie Nut
  20. bargain
    Wonderful story and beautiful mother and friend to your family. Thanks for taking the time to share!!!
  21. Hamstery
    She's really beautiful. And sweet. And, I love her.
  22. 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
  23. Chickengirl47
    She is SO pretty! I love the picture of her with her babies!!!
  24. drumstick diva
    What a beautiful mama she is
  25. OwlLover
  26. The Red Rooster
    Thank you very much! She is our little pet.
  27. itsmechrissy
    Chickadee is adorable, I love the shots of here and her babies! So glad to meet her!

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