My pet chicken, Penny

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Aspen47591, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Aspen47591

    Aspen47591 Out Of The Brooder

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    Soo, when we got our first chickens in April this year, we just fell in love. Hub decided a couple of month later he wanted some easter eggers, sooo...when we saw Auracana chicks at a farm auction, he bid and won.

    Long story short, we moved the little ones to the coop but kept them separate. Penny somehow got in the with big girls and was pecked bloody. We moved her inside to our "infirmary", which is in the master bath. She healed up and we put her back with her clutch-mates. I guess enough time had passed and they shunned her. She was scared to death and it broke my heart. I was ready to move her back inside when she ended up with the big girls again and was injured by all those beaks. I was afraid she wouldn't survive that time. We moved her back in with us and here she stays.

    I am such a sap!

    Anyway, she just loves us. I take her outside and she follows me everywhere. She loves to cuddle. I love to hear her sweet trilling sounds when she is content, which is most of the time.

    She has healed well and is growing feathers. I can't believe I have a chicken in the house.

    But I love it!
     
  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad she's happy.

    We're in the process of moving 14 7 week olds in with 27 chickens, 7 turkeys, and 3 geese (all 21 weeks). We're trying to do it slowly, letting the little ones out of the cages only when we're down there. I hope we don't end up in the same situation as Penny. I don't think my dogs and cats would like a chicken in the house!!
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    awww!..my favorite girl is named Penny also!!..[​IMG]..your a good mommy!..[​IMG]
     
  4. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Penny too, a Buff Orp. She's a bit ornery and loves to peck me when I'm not looking! [​IMG]
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    we have a penny too [​IMG] a EE

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  6. Aspen47591

    Aspen47591 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your Penny is so pretty! I would love to able to integrate our girl with the other chickens, but I am not sure how to do so. She has been through so much already and is such a fighter!
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I had a Penny too...Miss MoneyPenny.
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    So where's YOUR Penny pic, Aspen?
     
  8. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good lord Justino that has to be the prettiest EE I have ever seen!
     
  9. Abriana

    Abriana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my blue coop
    I would love to have a chicken in the house
     

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