Here is 16 year old Goldilocks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bantymum, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is Goldie and Poko the rooster, you can see the spur on her legs.
    I wonder how long she will live, she is very spoilt.
    She gets first pick at the leftover catfood and brekky cereal!!!
    Oh and i musnt forget the bunnies!!!
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    16 yrs old?? WOW, GREAT JOB!! She is beautifull. Does she still lay? Doesnt matter if she doesnt..she is so pretty. But OHhhhhhh, those spurs!
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes Deb she still lays one every now and then though none of my hens are laying as it is autumn and I had to BUY 6 free range eggs from the supermarket so I could bake a choc cake "ouch"
    Why does she have spurs???
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Goldie looks great, hopefully another 16 years.[​IMG]
  5. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    She's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, yes she is a sweety in the way she blabbers on to me on my back step in the morning, she is looking her age now, a bit scruffy and the autumn moult is starting now too.
    Ive never shown any birds so they usually dont look as spectacular as the beautifully groomed birds.
    I guess i could liken this to a paddock horse versus a stable horse!!!!
    However they are all beautiful to me.
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sometimes older hens grow spurs. I think it's a hormonal thing.
    Obelisk is going to be 4 at the end of next month and she's got the start of a good sized one on one of her legs.
  8. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    WOW! 16 years young and still lays the occasional egg? What a girl! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing, she is just lovely!
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    What a beautiful hen,lookin' good for her age.
    [​IMG] You do a real good job taking care of her.
    Wish Goldie many more years to come. [​IMG]
  10. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    That's amazing, thanks for posting Goldie's picture. She looks like a happy hen.

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