My favorite chicken, Nelly.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by itsy, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nelly is a 3+ year old Barred Rock that we got from a farmer to be eaten! [​IMG] We decided against eating her and now she's our most favorite of all chickens!!!

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    And here is one of the chickens that Nelly enjoys bossing around. She's a White Leghorn.

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  2. KBUGS

    KBUGS Out Of The Brooder

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    That's def a stink eye!
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think I love her too!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Bless her heart, her beak is worn on one side. I like her look, though.
     
  6. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Nelly looks like a chicken I wouldn't mess with.

    I've got a Nelly (hatchery Delaware), too. She's a crazy chicken but nice overall.
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nelly is a good name for a chicken! [​IMG] I thought of it as soon as I decided to keep her.

    Here she is in QT before being introduced to the other girls:

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    Nelly comes when I call her. She RUNS to me. Her favorite snacks are strawberries and mealworms. She is very vocal and will go to bed at night to the same spot without direction. She is also incredibly bossy and is able to keep the entire flock away from food when it's mealtime, so we have to make sure that Nelly gets her own separate bowl.

    The farmer said she wasn't producing eggs, so he got rid of her. She lays large brown eggs for us regularly, though! She's a great old gal. I hope she's got many years ahead of her.
     
  8. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...that pic shows just how fitting "Nelly" a name is for my Delaware. They both have the same squinty-eyed look! That is so cool that you were able to get her and give her a good home!
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  9. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, I love your Nelly! I'd like a Delaware.....

    I'm going to be overflowing with chickens soon.......
     

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