How the orpington chick I saved has been growing up <3

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by animalxlover, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. animalxlover

    animalxlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't been on this forum in a long time! The last question I posted was to see if I had a little hen or a roo, and everyone was convinced it was a roo! But she's bigger now and I'm pretty sure she's a hen. :) I noticed on my first post I had put together a little time lapse of how she was growing, so I thought it would be neat to see an updated one and show you and my family. So here it is :) I believe she's a buff orpington. She's grown into a very sweet lap chicken. She's not afraid to kick *** either lol, if my big kitties venture too near her area she'll chase them and try karate kicking them... they know who's boss ;)


    By the way, sorry for the picture overload! I wanted to squish in as many as I can! :)


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    My neighbors found her lost and near death :(
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    7/2/13

    She started eating and drinking, slowly coming back to health!
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    Sunbathing :)
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    She loves to stretch out those legs :)
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    8/12/13

    Two of my cats, the chickie, & messy room!
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    She loves laying down like a human!
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    8/21/13

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    8/23/13

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    SHE'S NOT HURT, I promise!
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    8/24/13

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    9/08/13 - 9/10

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    9/20/13

    More dustbathing :)
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    9/23/13

    They were getting along!
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    Getting so big :)
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    9/26/13

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    Snowball got used to her! Before she started chasing them lol
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    More laying down :)
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    9/29/13

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    10/05/13

    I had to house sit for this month, it was hard being away from her but I visited now & then!

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    10/08/13


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    11/05/13

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    11/06/13

    Today this morning :)
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    I never expected to own a chicken, but God sent her as a gift to me! At first we were just gonna raise her until she can be with other chickens, but we grew so close and attached that we couldn't give her up! I'm so glad she found her way to my neighborhood, wherever she came from. It's a miracle none of the neighborhood cats ate her. I love my chicken! :D
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a very cute bird! You're correct that you have a Buff Orpington, but he is a rooster not a hen. This is because I see saddle feathers (pointy, longer feathers near the tail) and darker coloring on the wings.
     
  3. animalxlover

    animalxlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! :) Wow, that would be a surprise if she really is a he! I see what you're talking about though... I guess we'll have to wait and see!
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Great pics! I love the one of you and her back in August! That is precious! Good for you keeping that sweetie, she's gorgeous too! thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Krischick

    Krischick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sweetheart that my love is a gorgeous buff rooster he will be a stud in his own right.. :)
     
  6. animalxlover

    animalxlover Out Of The Brooder

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    SHE turned out to be a HE, I should listen to you all more often haha. Sad that I have to rehome him, but for now we're gonna keep him until he gets unbearably loud. Thanks for checking him out :)
     
  7. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of those pictures. I love to see how chicks grow up to be gorgeous hens or roos. (I'm partial to the roos). [​IMG]
     
  8. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing and giving him a good start. He's beautiful.
     

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