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My First Five Girls

By myfivegirls · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jan 17, 2012 · ·
  1. myfivegirls

    My user name is "MyFiveGirls" in memory of my first five chickens
    and because when I first joined BYC,
    I only had five "girls" and didn't intend on
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    Penny, Fluffy Buns, Honey, Pretty Girl & Peach Bottom


    I received them from some friends as a gift in August 2008.
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    They lived a great life, laid many eggs, and were very special to me.
    Plus, they were very pretty and friendly.

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    Their First Eggs!
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    They didn't even mind the snow!
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    They also occasionally laid Jumbo eggs!
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    They were good foragers, and even helped "work" the compost pile.
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    But, that all changed on April 12, 2010, when my prey-driven terrier decided​



    that he needed to "take care of these critters".
    I found him standing near one of the three dead birds,
    and quickly let him know he hadn't done me any favors.
    The fourth chicken was severely wounded,
    and had to put out of her misery.
    But, Fluffy was no where to be found. She had "flown
    the coop" and somehow escaped unharmed. But, the
    shock of loosing her "sisters", along with being 2 years old,
    caused her to molt, and after two months of waiting,
    I decided it was time to say good-bye to the last
    of my first five girls.


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  1. itsmechrissy
    Awww....such a sad ending, but the girls had a good life, they were beautiful!

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