Penny The Henny

  1. SilkiesForEver
    Describe 'Penny the Henny! ' here

    “Penny the Henny” is our old production/rhode island red hen who is Seven now, and going on Eight. We got her as a day-old chick from the feed store, along with her sister Scarlet, and two brothers Red, and Whitey.

    They lived a very wonderful life, at a farm, a few minutes away from us where we housed our Sheep and Goats, in a small coop with a large run. They were some of our first chickens and we adored them! When they turned 6 months, Scarlet and Penny gave us two large brown eggs a day! We were thrilled.
    Red, and Whitey were excellent protectors of our sweet little egg laying machines.
    They were also never mean to us or each other, and were very sweet to Scarlet and Penny.

    We eventually got a few more hens to add to Red, and Whitey’s harem. And they too started laying eggs.

    We had our little flock for about two years, and were so very, very happy with them. I loved my “little girlies” and could “carry on conversations” with them! :D

    The most important job of Red and Whitey was to protect their ladies from our sheep and goats. They loved to raid the coop and eat their grain! Red and Whitey would bravely flog the sheep and goats, while the hens screamed their heads off! It was a sound to behold! We would run to the coop afraid to find a predator attacking but, it was only our herd. We would shoo them away and the noise would stop.

    I think my favorite memory was gathering their eggs. Sometimes one of the girlies would be laying and would shriek and growl at me from in their nest box.

    Now at 7 years old, she the head of my flock. Even at her old age.

    Pictures of her and her flock mates,

    This is Penny (7 years),
    I will add more pics of her later.

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    Her lovely face. <3

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    Penny loves to eat breakfast. <3
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    Lacey (3 years),
    She looks awful here, since she's in molt.
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    Goldie (3 years),
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    Coco (The little orphan pullet, and still Penny's best friend. 4 years),

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    Ebony (2 years),

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    Penny's little group,

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  1. SilkiesForEver
    Thanks Clucky!
    Penny is a Pro. Red, Lacey is a Silver laced Wyandotte (Good job Peepsicle :) ), Goldie is a Buff Orpington, Coco is a Danish brown Leghorn, and Ebony is a Silkie/Black Star mix.
  2. clucky3255
    nice job SFF! Cute pictures! What are the breeds?
  3. Peepsicle
  4. SilkiesForEver
    Everyday! She's incredible! The eggs are getting oddly shaped as time goes on though. :D
  5. squeakyballs
    Great pictures! Does Penny the Henny still lay eggs?
  6. SilkiesForEver
    She really is. We love her so much. She is our oldest bird, and we love her so dearly.
  7. Kernel Cluck
    What a blessing Penny is... I hope one of my 8 month old girls turn out just like Penny the Henny!
  8. RangingChicks
    What a nice flock of birds :)
  9. SilkiesForEver
    When Lacey is finished with her molt, I'll go take new pictures of everyone. ;)
  10. SilkiesForEver
    Thanks so much everyone! :)
  11. New Chick Love
    Lovely flock! Love that Penny!
  12. raven029
    Ebony is gorgeous!! The comb gives away the Silkie but my first thought was Black Star meets Easter Egger/Ameraucana! Beautiful girls - all of them really :)
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  14. SilkiesForEver
    Thank you so much!! :D
    Lacey is a Silver Laced Wyandotte, and right now is going through a molt. :D Coco is a Brown Leghorn, and Ebony is a Silkie/Black Star mix.
  15. rebirdchild
    Great flock! what breed of chicken is coco and ebony?
  16. ChcknGrl
    They are so pretty!
  17. mfpif16
    lacy is soooo pretty! what breed is she?
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