New person -- chicken put me into hospital! lol

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OlliOlliOlli, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. OlliOlliOlli

    OlliOlliOlli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2009
    Hi, my name is Laura and I am a transplant from NYC to Waco, TX. I have too many chickens and can't wait to give away/sell some of the ones that people have literally just given to me that I have not intentionally purchased. My dad is SLOWLY [​IMG] building me a coop in my backyard. We keep getting heavy flooding rains and the work is going slowly. They are all living in my large mudroom right now or "free ranging" my fenced-in area when the weather is good.

    I have 6 baby 8 w/o Buff Orp pullets that a student gave me from her mom's job at the humane society. I intend on only keeping 2. The other 4 are going to a rescue ranch in the middle of nowhere nearby. I also have 6 ducks that someone just gave me after they got suckered into the 6 duck minimum at Tractor Supply. I will only be keeping 2 of those guys.

    I also have a RI Red named Roadie Red and a Black Australorp named Elvira. I love them both so much. They're so soft and cuddly and sociable. I raised them from day-olds.

    I was introduced to the site by a member on here, Havi (hi Holly!) who I bought a large Araucana/Easter Egger hen from on Craig's List. I hope she doesn't mind but me and my other half named the hen "Holly" because we loved the name and she's such a girlie chicken. She lays the most delightful bright pink eggs in my laundry every night. LOL


    Holly (the hen) actually follows us around and sleeps on my chest at night. I just had her in my lap and she was clucking at me. She also put me in the hospital on Friday night, which is really funny! lol!

    I was holding her the other night leaning against a wall and someone grabbed her to pick her up. She got startled and her wing hit me in the face. My head cracked into the wall and I went into a coma and had to be hospitalized. LOL

    I'm actually on bed leave right now from the high school I teach at because sudden movements send me into a flurry of migraines and nausea. Thankfully my brain scans are all normal so the concussion should be gone soon!

    They didn't believe me at first in the hospital when I said that a chicken hit me in the face. They thought I was possibly pregnant and/or my boyfriend was beating me. After they realized I was truly serious, they started calling me "chicken woman." LOL

    I also have 4 dogs and 4 parrots. [​IMG]

    Did I mention I can't wait for the coop to be finished!?!?!?! LOL

    OK, time for another dose of painkillers [​IMG] Nice to meet everyone!!!!
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    That's pretty funny. I knew a woman who was knocked down by her dog and broke her neck. At the hospital they kept insisting she tell them her husband did it to her, offered her protection from him, etc. They must hear all sorts of stories....
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Ohio. Nice collection of animals you have there. [​IMG]
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'm glad you're well and having a good laugh about it.
    I cut my lip open a couple of years ago on some aluminum brake metal. I work in construction. My boyfriend, with whom I work, drove me to the ER. They were really sure he had done it to me. They kept eyeballing him and asking if I wanted to speak with someone alone, that it would be o.k. They can be quite pushy about abuse. Of course, I've had great fun teasing the BF over the last couple of years.
  5. melissaowens

    melissaowens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    andalusia alabama
    just dropped to say [​IMG] you will find there is alot of very helpful and nice people here. i stumbled upon this site looking for baby chicks lol.
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    [​IMG] What an introduction!
  8. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Hey Laura. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Lol, no I dont mind the name. Im glad to hear she is doing great. I feel kinda bad now, one of my(former [​IMG]) chickens put someone in the hospital. Thats not a good thing. Glad to hear youre doing okay though. Good luck with the coop. Im starting to build mine too.
  9. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida. Beautiful pets!!

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