The Best Chickens Ever

  1. Fluffychicken7
    I have 4 hens and 2 boys. There is 2 buff orpingtons, 2 Plymouth barred rocks, and 2 polish roosters. The Plymouth's and buffs were a surprise, but I hand picked each of the polish. They live on the side of my house and enjoy eating spinach, tomatoes, rice, and especially meal worms. They are 4.5 months old and are the friendliest chickens I've ever had or met. They enjoy being pet, hand-fed, and held. Here they are! [​IMG]

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    This is Eggy, a white crested blue bantam polish rooster. He's at the top of the pecking order and loves to fly. Once, he flew on my shoulder like a parrot. He loves spinach, but dislikes the buffs [​IMG]. He welcomes women and kids, but doesn't exactly like men (he thinks they are going to steal his position as top chicken [​IMG]). He has a brother named Noodles that we used to have, but had to get rid of. Even though they were both roosters, they were like besties. They would do everything together. When Eggy was little, him and Noodles were considered the 'troublemakers' because them two would always kick the chick food out of a spongebob bowl they loved.

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    This is Potato, the lead hen and buff orpington. She is very friendly and loves to be pet. Once, my friend was holding her and Potato nestled into her jacket like it was a blanket (shown in the pic above). She especially loves tomatoes, which is kind of ironic because tomato rhymes with potato. Since she is only a little above 4 months, she hasn't developed a big comb or wattle. She and her sister fight A LOT but when it comes to snuggling, she is always next to her! (I think it's because her sis gives off the most heat [​IMG]) Potato is the red-head of the bunch, with speed that's SUPER fast for a chicken. She also likes picking on the runt and weakest hen, which i totally unfair. Even though Potato is mean to her, she still follows her around.

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    This is Ms. Fluffy, Potato's sis, and the fluffiest of them all! She's not just fluffy, she is also the smartest hen with good problem solving skills. When Ms. Fluffy wanted to eat the newly grown leaves off a plant (not the older ones [​IMG]) they were too high for her to jump or reach, so she solved the problem by stepping on the bottom of the branch and using her weight to hold it down on the floor while she picked off the light green leaves. Ms. Fluffy or the Fluff is the chicken who all she wants to do is perch. In their area there's many chairs that she loves to jump on but also there's an elephant ear plant, which she loves to eat and especially perch on the green branches. She has left many nails marks and everyday she makes like ten more. She also has bad allergies or something beacause she always has to sneeze in my face! It's kinda gross but cute the way she covers it up by being good to me.

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    This is Waddles, the bigger Plymouth barred rock and the second-fattest of the group. Once, me and the same friend who held Potato, were watching the news while little Waddles and the other polish rooster were on our chests sleeping, but secretly Waddles was watching it. Waddles is now making nests EVERYWHERE, so she is very close to laying her first egg [​IMG] (she's still young). She's like the one who loves pecking hair. Where ever I go she has to follow and peck. It's weird how much she likes it, because she doesn't exactly like being held. She loves to dust bathe and get herself dirty, but she's also a clean freak. After I hold her, she has to clean herself for like 5 minutes as if saying 'Eww, you're dirty!'

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    This is Scrambles, the other rooster who is more like a hen. He's a silver laced polish rooster, and everyone's favorite. He will jump on my lap and let me pet him like a lap dog. His idol is Eggy, who he follows around every minute of the day. Scrambles has a tilted crest, so he can actually see out of one eye (the other eye is COMPLETELY shut and covered). He walks awkward, like he has his legs tilted too. His crowing sounds like a little human girl is saying "Caca-doodle-doo!" His brother we used to have was Hashbrown, but we had to give him away (along with Eggy's brother). Unlike Eggy and Noodles, Scrambles and Hashbrown had NO interaction with each other. it was probably because Hashbrown thought 'Wow, my brothers a freak.' Scrambles is a freak, but in a good way.

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    This is Nugget, the runt, the weakest, and one of the cutest chubby chickens ever! Nugget is like the size of 4 chicken nuggets and is super friendly and LOVES to be pet and picked up! She likes to sleep perch and clearly as shown in the picture she likes to pass out in the shavings! She went from being an all black chicken to being a black, white, and gray chicken! She is totally chubby, but still tiny. A while ago, she jumped on my math book and got poop on it! I had to wash it off and clean it with soap. She is tiny, but might when it comes to flying. She loves to go on the edge of things and stare at me. Also she likes to fly on the top of the coop and look around at her surroundings. I don't like it when she does that, but she does it anyways.

    Well... there they are! They are cute now, but definitely they were cuter as little chicks!
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    - Fluffychicken7

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  1. One Chick Two
    Your chickens are beautiful!
  2. Troy6671
    Beautiful birds! I love the Polish breed!
  3. leetfreq925
    scrambles is awesome! what a punk! love him.
  4. MyPetNugget
    I have a barred rock named Nugget too!! She is on my avatar and she is my username :)
  5. GNRMorgans
    I love how you talk about Scrambles being a "freak, but in a good way"! So cute! Thank you for sharing your chickens' stories!
  6. Cheryl1948
    Eggy is so beautiful and Nugget looks like my avatar, Eve. When I call her she comes to me to be picked up. I also love your chickens' names. Thanks for sharing and congrats.
  7. roostersandhens
    Congrats on picture of the week.
  8. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Chicken 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
  9. crazyfeathers
    Very nice variety of chickens. I am partial to the barred rocks but love the looks of the polish so maybe this spring. I found the benefit of raising chicks versus getting laying hens is that chicks become so friendly (I know mine did). Do you have any pictures of your coop and run, it's always interesting to see what other peeps come up with. Thank you for sharing
  10. BantamFan4Life
    Those chickens are SO cute and adorable!! Thanks for sharing :)

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