My first flock of chickens came from some friends of ours a few years ago. Their names were Bobby Joe, Vickie Lynn, Goob, Lou, Jewel, and Rose.
Rose, Bobby Joe, Vickie Lynn, and Goob have passed on since then. I miss them all a lot. Here are some pictures of them:
This is Goob, our former red sex link. She LOVED pizza, (when I would toss her a piece she would jump up and grab it!) and water! In the winter I would come out and pour some warm water into their waterer and she would be drinking it while it was coming of of the pitcher! She died in July 2015 from an unknown cause.
And this Bobby Joe, a lovable and sweet BO. She was the most docile and kind chicken I have ever had! (Not to mention a every stubborn broody!!) She passed away in January 2016, of old age.
This is Vickie Lynn, a mixed breed. She was very ill-tempered and mean. She loved to attack dogs,cats,humans, and even her sisters! She would often spend the night out of the coop and in the woods. She never got caught by anything though! She passed away in March 2016 of old age.
This is Rose our former Black sex link hen. She had a crooked beak and wattles from suffering a opossum attack. She also went through Egg yolk Peritonitis. A fatal disease in chickens that can't be cured. I read that you could give them medications to help them a little longer. I didn't give her any medications or treatments and she survived. She also suffered through a severe respiratory illness. She lived through that but she always had a hard time breathing after that and she died in March 2016.
This is Lou, Rose's sister. She is a BSL. She often has the habit of acting (and looking!) like a rooster. She can be mean and is highest in the pecking order.
Here is Jewel, Lou and Rose's sister. She is still laying despite her age (she is between the age of 5 and 7. We don't know her age.
Here are some more pictures of the girls:
This is Rose recovering after she went through Egg yolk Peritonitis.
I hope you all enjoy these pictures!