My Golden Phoenix

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LibbyRossk, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. LibbyRossk

    LibbyRossk In the Brooder

    Oct 17, 2017
    I'm new to adding chickens to my family and can't believe I didn't do it sooner. I selected 4 great layers and a couple of ornamental chickens, but this "ornamental" Golden Phoenix is my best layer and so unique. Every day she pecks on the sliding glass door (they free range during the day) and I let her in and she jumps on my desk and sits behind my computer. In an hour or two she squawks, heads for the slider and pecks to go out, leaving an egg - and one day last week leaving 2 (which is highly unusual). I read that they are not that good of a layer, but I beg to differ!

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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    You have a special chicken!
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  3. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy that you've joined us:ya
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  4. N F C

    N F C Wind? Bah!

    Dec 12, 2013

    How cool is that, your girl delivers her eggs instead of making you come get them!
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I guess a nesting box in the coop is out of the question :confused:

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best

    Pork Pie
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    My gosh, she deserves her own TV show. Does she have a name? You have got to take a video - it would certainly go viral.
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word!

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Aww....she sounds adorable! :love She knows where the love comes from.:)

    Make yourself at home here and welcome to our group!! :)
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  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC, and you really have a nice hen to bring you your breakfast each morning.
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  10. LibbyRossk

    LibbyRossk In the Brooder

    Oct 17, 2017
    Her name is Marlena. The others are Audrey, Sophia, Marilyn, Mae West, Raquel and Natalie, who turned out to be a rooster, so I named him Handsome, because he is so. I had company last week, and Marlena was not hesitant in the least to do her thing. They were amazed! So fun.
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