I thought I should log-in today and submit a post in honor of my beloved Poopie ... I believe she led a very happy, long life for a chicken. She was mine since the day after she was born. I came upon her by chance; I had gone to visit an old elementary school teacher of mine and she just so happened to have baby chickens who had just hatched in her classroom. She had Poopie in a separate container, not in the incubator with the rest of the chicks. Poopie was born with a splayed leg and the teacher thought it would be best if she just let her die. I didn't think that was a good option and told her I would take the chick home and figure out how to fix her leg and return her good and healthy. So, I took the chick home did some research, stumbled upon BackYardChickens and got lots of my questions answered. Needless to say, I grew attached to Poopie and never gave her back. Poopie was an awesome pet, definitely the best one I've ever had and she will truly be missed. She was the topic of many conversations for my family and friends. Living in Los Angeles, California, chickens are not very common "pets" and she was especially entertaining because no one could believe how smart she was and how much she understood me. She was especially great with children, never poked them, no matter how much they chased after her or mishandled her. I could go on and on about her, but instead, I will simply say that she will forever be my "one and only" and I will always cherish the memories I have of her. Thank you, members, for all of your help throughout the years, especially in the beginning, because I had nowhere else to turn for answers. Everything from building a coop for her to why she was behaving so oddly (which I became to learn was normal behavior for a broody chicken!) May she rest in peace ... P.S. The picture that I uploaded of her was taken earlier this year as we sat on the couch and watched the Grammy's together.