rescued shelter chicken lays "gratitude egg" (film at eleven)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fallenweeble, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2007
    stop the presses!
    big news,
    i finally got an egg!!!!

    buttercup, the sicilian buttercup hen i pulled out of the los angeles county shelter system on tuesday, laid me an egg this morning.

    it is the VERY FIRST egg i've receive from any chicken.
    it sounds corny but, actually, i was touched.

    i was trying to figure out if i was going to keep buttercup as my very own or if i would seek a good forever home for her (i've been pulling chickens and roos out of local shelters and finding them homes because they don't get much exposure in the shelters and so tend simply to sit there for months until they are euthanized to make way for new animals).

    well, this seals the deal. buttercup is here to stay.

    what a gal.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    What a beautifull little hen! I guess thats her way of saying thank you. Yup, definately a keeper!
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    AWWWWWWWWW congrats........ I think I am in love with your new chicken...........that comb is just to cool fallen !
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    congratulation, isn't if fun to find your first egg.
  5. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Beautiful pullet! Hugs to you for rescuing her!
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I get that feeling too every time I see that "another" girl has started laying.

    She is really beautiful.
    I plan on getting at least one Buttercup girl when I order more chicks, in another month or so.
  7. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    where did you find the egg? was she a good girl and lay it in the right place lol

  8. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    She must have been EXTRA grateful!
  9. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    [​IMG] I LOVE happy endings!!
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Awww how sweet! I have a Buttercup, too! Her name is Buddy and she's such a little sweetie. I'm glad Buttercup found a forever home!

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