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Welcoming a new member to our rescue flock...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AnimalsComeFirst, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken
    Sophia! She is a delaware hen, 5 months old and a sweetie! She came to us because her previous owner (who had 200 chickens picking on sophie!) noticed her back was twisted and caused her to walk sideways. She was being mounted by the rooster and her last owner had given us Lil Lucy and knew we rescued animals. :) Her left wing is higher then her right wing when she is standing still. She walks weird and sorta limps like Gloria.

    As for the pecking order, Nellie and Lucy are being brats and pecking her alot.... and we are trying our hardest not to interfere to much (there's no blood yet). Gloria is fine with her and gave her a few stink eyes, a few pecks on the feathers and gave her a growl to let her know she is the queen of everything! Penny of course, loves everyone, so Sophie adores her.

    Just wanted to give a shout out on the latest member of our rescue flock... Animals Come First rescue, where you don't know what you'll find! [​IMG]

    On the drive home...
    As you can sorta see, she is bent towards one side and is holding her left foot up.
    She has a pretty good stink eye and as you can see, is letting everyone know she ain't happy about being pecked on!
    Nellie in the process of pecking her.... poor sophie.

  2. calvincoop

    calvincoop Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    She's very pretty. Hopefully Gloria will go easy on her :) also congrats on making the workday chicken picture of the day. That is your picture right?
  3. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken
    Gloria shows her who's boss in a kind way, not jumping on her or pulling out feathers... just a light peck. (thank goodness!)
    Yes, it is mine! I was so excited when I saw it on facebook today... :D
  4. mehzibus

    mehzibus In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2011
    I LOVE the expression "stink eye". I'd like to use it myself. I have a few photos of just that look !
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    She is very pretty and she looks happy now [​IMG]
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    She is a very pretty girl. Bless you again, for taking in another helpless creature. [​IMG]
  7. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

    Oct 11, 2011
    She's so pretty!!!!

  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    She's a handsome gal for sure! She probably has a twisted pelvis from a previous trauma. So long as she can pass an egg she should do fine. Good thing she has Gloria to defend her. Keep an eye on those other gals-once they know a fellow chicken has a weakness they may try to cull her. I think she's very pretty!
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    You will get some wonderful eggs from this gal! I have a Delaware rescue myself, If you'd call it that. They would have processed the older hens in October, and I bought her in September. Therefore I pretty much saved her from a slaughter! Mine is 2 years old. She has no front toenails. Weird.. Oh and my girl lays the darkest of all my eggs, and is very reliable! She is going to be Gloria's BFF, I just know it!! [​IMG] My Denny says hello! She is head hen. Never has to tell anyone who's boss, they just know ;)
  10. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken
    Aww, your girl is so cute! OMG, yes! I can totally tell Gloria already likes her! They were sitting together today and "chatting".... [​IMG]

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