The Most Beautiful Chicken in the World.

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  1. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Big Bird. She is a 3 week old white (I think) Silkie pullet(I think) from mypetchicken.com.

    She is, simply, The Most Beautiful Chicken in the World. At least, to me.

    I never knew my heart could split wide open and a tiny yellow ball of fluff could bring me to tears. But she does. I am sentimental, silly, and apparently, a born-again Chicken Girl. Right now, she is nuzzling in my hair on my shoulder, making soft, content peeps. I don't care if she poops in my hair. She is a tiny miracle, and I love her with my whole weary, cynical soul. I never would think I would feel this way about a chicken. But she is special.

    She almost died. She was very sick; I didn't think she was going to make it. But I babied her, hoped and wished, fed her sugar water, and did everything I possibly could. Got lots of advice from BYC and MPC. And she lived. And she loves me. I can tell.

    My husband--who has had a pathologic bird phobia for about 50-some-odd years--holds this tiny bird in wonder. Kisses her, nuzzles her neck, and admits to me that yes, chickens actually smell good (in a non-food-type way). I have not seen him eat chicken in the past 3 weeks. :)

    I love this tiny creature. I love all my chickens, but I love Big Bird the best. I was feeling ugly and judgey and hateful earlier. I was mad at the world and especially my husband. Now after snuggling my baby chick, I feel at peace, like I do after yoga, with a tear in my eye for the simple beauty of a tiny critter who only knows love, and wants to sleep in my hair.

    It is a strange and wonderful thing, this newfangled chicken love that I have.

    XO,

    Cindi
     

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  2. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is pure love, this magical little fuzzball. Is she not wondrous?

    XO
     

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  3. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    :loveWow that silkie is so cute!
     
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  4. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Not to diminish your pride in your little beauty any....but is there even such a thing as an ugly Silkie?

    I so wish one of my birds had come out all white. Strawberry Shortcake almost did, but, well her name says it all.
     
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  5. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a pitbull mix and he is the nicest dog ever! He will let chickens ride on his back...
     
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  6. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I have 2 others, a partridge and a buff. But she is the sweetest, and the prettiest. They are fascinating little creatures, silkies. :)
     
  7. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture?!
     
  8. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pits are the bomb! They removed the troll, apparently. :) My dogs are wild and undisciplined and I could never have them near my chooks, but I love seeing pics of dogs and chicks together! That is too cute that they ride on his back...
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a wonderful story!
     
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