Most Wonderful Hens


9 Years
Apr 27, 2010
British Columbia, Canada
Ok, a lot of people have threads for the most handsome rooster, loveliest cockerel etc... But do the hens get that much attention on these threads?
So let's post our most beautiful, cute, lovliest pattern... Any hen you find wonderful should fit in right here.

Unfortunately, all my little peeps are still in the brooder, they're two days old so I can't show them off here yet. But I love looking at all the wonderful hens, they amaze me!


11 Years
Jan 28, 2009
Cecil Co. MD - 5Yrs. Chickens 4Yrs. Ducks

here is my sweet buff orpington hen with her two suitors. she obviously had her She was a lap hen and very very docile, but the top hen in her little flock of three. Usually I hear that buff orps are in the bottom of the pecking order.


10 Years
Jul 19, 2009
30 Miles West of Spokane, WA.
Here's a picture of my all time number one girl Gimpy. Sadly, her life was cut short by an evil neighborhood dog.
She was quite possibly the most lovely BO the world has ever known, both in appearance and in attitude. I still miss her to this day.

Here's her twin sister, FussyButt, who today is my lead hen:

Here's Lacy, one of the most comical Red Sex Links you could have ever met. Sadly, taken before her time by the same murderous dog.

These two hooligans were April and JuneBug. They've gone on to a good new home this past spring along with their beloved rooster, Griffin. I hatched out 18 new chicks this spring and it was time for Griffin to go down the road a piece.

These three little darlings are/were Rachel, Rosie and LizzyBeth. Rachel and LizzyBeth were both taken from me by a hawk, just doing what comes natural to hawks. We still have Rosie. Boy! Is she ever a little pill! So much for BR's being all sweet and friendly!

This is my biggest girl, Brewenna. To the best of my knowledge, she's a light brahma, but of pet quality only. And she is BIG! Tipping the scales at just shy of 9 pounds!
Next to her is JuneBug

That's all of the really good pictures of my big girls. I'll submit some of the 13 pullets I hatched out earlier this spring when they reach laying age. Because, you did ask for HENS after all!


the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
Adair Co., KY
This is my hen Gertie, the walking incubator. She will hatch just about any egg you put under her, though I haven't tried quail yet
As far as I can tell, she is a cross between a silkie and a birchen OEG.

This is Nugget, the first chick ever hatched here from my birds. Sadly, poor Nugget lost her mama and all her siblings to a predator on the night Nugget hatched; luckily we found her on the floor of the chicken coop. Nugget is a blue OEGB.

This was Emma, my absolute favorite hen! I lost her a year or so ago, not really sure what happened there
She is still missed. Emma was a bantam EE.

And this is Xiang Jiao, my little surrogate
Only 4 of the chicks in the picture were hatched by her, but she raised a total of 18 chicks at once that year. This year she sat and hatched 9 of 9 eggs, and adopted 3 or 4 other chicks.
I know I've got a better pic of her, but apparently it's not on my photobucket
Xiang Jiao (banana in chinese....loooong story!) is a splash OEGB.
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