Rescue hen finds great home!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by froggiesheins, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Crowing

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    Hi all you BYCers. Just had to share this story. I resued a 7-8 month old gamey mutt hen from deplorable conditions; small cage life [​IMG] and had her for 2 weeks to asses her physically and mentally. After interacting with her I realized that she was a people and not a chicken. She DID NOT like to be with other chickens and would fly to my shoulders everytime I would open the coop. When I free ranged her, ANYONE could walk over to her and pick her up. She loved to be held. I knew that this hen was "special". I advertized her on Craigslist and found the perfect family!. They have an 8 yr. old high functioning autistic son that loves the 7 hens they own already. They wanted to find a hen just for him and I knew she was the one. They came to get her was a very sad day but a happy day for me. I will miss her, but I know she will have a great home and somehow fulfill her destiny.
    I like to rescue and rehome hens, I think it is my calling.

  2. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    wow sue... you teared me up a bit... (wiping eyes before someone sees me)

    you are officially my hero now...

  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    i wanted her [​IMG]
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    As the mom of an autistic son

  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Crowing

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    Quote:Thank you Gumbii, she is the COOLEST hen I have ever dealt with. Wish I could have kept her, but she needed more personnal attention than I could give her as I have 2 other "special needs" hens. I can't wait to get the pics of her in her new home now! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Wow Sue, that is so awesome! I love stories like this....thank you for sharing [​IMG]
  7. chickenX

    chickenX In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2011
    Long Beach
    keep rehoming those hens. i bet it IS your calling!

  8. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Crowing

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    Quote:I know you did [​IMG] , but this was a match made in heaven and I felt the best home for her. Just think, this little boy who sings to the chickens they have now will be singing just for her. And the folks will let him take her with for car rides etc.....I want to move there too!
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I love stories with happy endings! That's one happy kid!
  10. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    [​IMG] What a perfect home! I'm so glad she found her match!

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