The sweetest hen ever: Fuzzy Butt

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by WriterofWords, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    This is Fuzzy Butt, she lives in the Mulberry tree in front because she doesn't want to be bothered by the roos. She lives there with Buffy, Woo, and Butterscotch, but while they come down into the "ladies" pen and take dirt baths and such, she doesn't. When I go out to feed she hops down onto the tall swimming pool ladder I put under the tree for her to eat and drink on. I'll pick her up and walk her way out away from the others and set her down and she plays in the dirt and chases bugs or whatever for about 15 minutes then she wants back in her tree. I worry about it getting cold and I've tried to convince her to roost in the coop with the other girls, but she won't do it. You can see in her face how sweet she is.
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  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    What a sweet little girl. Well, you know, everyone is different, and some folks are just loners. Must be the same for chickens. Very cool that you respect her individuality and let her hang where she feels the most comfortable. Not everyone wants to be part of a flock.
     
  3. island.girlie

    island.girlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks like a Diva [​IMG]

    She's a cool chick [​IMG]
     
  4. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you feel it's going to be too cold for her, maybe you could practice a little tough love with her. Maybe put her in a cat carrier so she feels safe from the others but is still in the warmth of the coop? Just as an aside.... you have beautifully unique birds and great stories to go along with them! Thank you [​IMG]
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you. Yes she's a Diva and when I go out to the pen that's under the tree she expects her treats first. She actually runs throught the branches to make sure she is on that ladder waiting. Every now and then though, she'll jump in the middle of whatever I'm holding to try and get her portion first.

    I think their unique personalities are so fun, I attribute them to treating them as individuals with their own personalities rather than just a bunch of feathered egg layers. I've never been able to separate my feelings and emotions from the animals around me. Ever since I was very young I've had empathetic relationships with them and at times it's overwhelming, but I could never be without natures best friends.

    If it gets too cold guess who will be spending the nights in my office in a really big bird cage?..... lol
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    As I read this thread, I was thinking that I'd probably make a little coop just for the four tree dwellers to live in. Now that I've read your last post, well, who could resist an office chicken??? She looks very beautiful and intelligent. I can see why you are so taken with her. [​IMG]
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Actually on my way to school this morning, Steven suggested we build them a tree house of their own. So we are giving that some thought.
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    See there ya go....a treehouse is a fabulous idea!

    She looks so precious. Maybe she is scared of Nugget? Gawd I love that roo.

    He and the Suedenator, who owns Speckledhen, just rock in my book.
     
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  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She's beautiful! I hope you can find a solution soon. [​IMG]

    The treehouse sounds like a fabulous idea, BTW!
     
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  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:She doesn't like ANY of the roos, the only hen she associates with is Woo or Buffy and that isn't much at all. We have to work out tree house plans though, I've never made one of those.
     

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