♦♦♦ Welcome to The Hennery Run
We have nine sweet hens with nine distinct personalities...
This is Chippie. Now at the top of the pecking order, this EE was the first to fly in
the brooder and looks tall and svelte compared to some of her puffy, fluffy Orpish
High school yearbook: Most Likely To Cross the Road.
This is Jezebel, my shy, sweet Buckeye. Once a runt at the bottom of the pecking
order and very skittish, she has worked her way up to #8. Go Jezebel!
She is now holding still for gentle patting and is much more relaxed and self-assured.
However, she does have a flare for the dramatic...
High school yearbook: Drama Queen Favorite quote: The sky is falling!
This is Pearl. Not just another blue-eyed babe, Pearl is a thinker and superior
cat-like huntress. No worm is too slippery, no Japanese beetle too quick for this
White Plymouth Rock. These blue eyes are sharp and see all. Don't even try it.
"Hello, I'm fat."
High school yearbook: Most Likely to Join a SWAT Team
This is Maisie, rhymes with Daisy. A Buff Orpington, she was the first to jump up
in my lap and curl up for a nap. She's in the middle of the pecking order but is
so sweet and gentle that she is well underestimated by the girls around her.
Meanwhile, she may be secretly plotting something devious.
Here's Maisie pretending to drink. She's actually eavesdropping.
High school yearbook: Most Likely to Help You Move or Steal Your Rooster
This is my sweet Buff Brahma, Pants Pie. She's the largest chicken in the Hennery
by volume and yet, sadly, she's lowest on the totem pole. It breaks my heart to see the
girls piled together on the roosts with Pants Pie always a foot or two away - alone.
I'm sure they are jealous of her striking featherwork - which is hand-made & imported.
High school quote: "I said they're NOT pants!"
This is Agatha, Black Australorp extraordinaire. Fashionista or foe?? She is the Mistress of Disguise!
She struts around in her many looks as the sun strikes her feathers in shiny shades
of green, blue and sometimes purple. Never the same chicken twice, she cooly
remains in the middle of the pack, moving neither up nor down, since she's always
appearing as a new chicken to the others. She slyly conquers by confusion.
Agatha in her Elvis persona.
High school yearbook: Most Likely To Deceive
Meet Blue. Yes, she's a Blue Orpington. Yes, the name Blue might seem a little
like dialing it in. Could we have come up with a more creative name? Yes, probably.
But to our defense, her legs are kinda blue, right? Blue is sweet and gentle
but I'm pretty sure that if I were stuffed with sunflower seeds, she'd gut me without a
I'm not saying she's lazy...buuuut there's not a lot of chicken work comin' out of Blue, if you know what I mean.
High school yearbook: Most Likely To Take Your Lunch Money, Then Take a Nap.
Bess, my Dominique. Oh Bess, what would my days be like without you?
Bess is technically #2 in the pecking order, but in her head she's #1.
First on the scene. First in the food line. First, first, first. She's the first
to come running when I enter the coop and perches next to me as I clean.
She loves to jump up on my back while I am bent over scooping poop in the run.
Is she being affectionate or riding me like a bus? I'll never know. She's curious and
talkative. Oh, and she's got a little OCD going on in the pecking department.
"Wait, did I peck this already? Maybe I should peck it again.
I think I'm going to peck this."
High school yearbook: Most Likely to Peck
High school quote: "Are you going to eat that?"
Charlotte is a Golden Buff. This sex-link breed is often thought of as a generic production
breed, but make no mistake, there is nothing generic about Charlotte. Somewhere in the
lower third of the pecking order, she is oblivious to her station. She's often off doing
something alone - by choice - and the others often follow to see what she's up to.
And they know she's up to something.
She's an innovative, free thinker. She's a rulebreaker. A rebel. Fearless.
"I SAID NO CLOSEUPS."
High school yearbook: Most Likely to Grow Arms
Relaxing with a little weed...
Did someone say "pasta"????
"...and then I said, Do you mind? I am roosting here! The nerve!"
The Hennery Run complex - in progress
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