Went to a funeral, brought home a chicken...*Pics added!*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Whitewinterwolf, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    How do these things keep happening to me?
    I went to a funeral of a friend of mine, but it was not a typical one.
    It was a party, a celebration of the life that good old Betty had lived.
    While I was there a mutual friend of mine was talking about his hens<-- of course they have my instant attention...
    Well he does not know a lot about chickens, he basically knows the breed and that he can get eggs from them if he feeds them. The basics...
    So he suddenly mentions that he has this little bantam hen, a golden laced Seabrite who was the only bantam in a flock of 16 bard rocks, and how he found her half dead after they all ganged up on her. He then tells me that there in a closed in pen and its not as big as it should be. He also lets me know that his rooster has been "attacking" it frequently...
    I then offer/ask/jump in delight if I can take the poor little hen.
    And so I left the funeral with a hen [​IMG]
    Ill post pictures in the morning!! But i just had to share [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  2. Miyashi

    Miyashi Songster

    Apr 20, 2011
    Gaylord, MI
    Poor thing!
    Glad you jumped on that!
    I'm sorry about your friend.
    I've been to a couple funerals like that....they are much nicer than the typical funeral.
    I prefer them.
    Can't wait to see pics of your new lady.
  3. hispoptart

    hispoptart Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    well thats a happy outcome to a sad ending. can't wait to see her.
  4. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    That sounds like a scene from a comedy - go to a funeral and come home with a chicken. I'm sorry about your friend, though.
  5. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Quote:Oh so am I! I was worried she would end up dead if I didn't take her!
    Well, its alright. She lived to a ripe old age of 87 I think, and went peacefully.
    She asked for a celebration instead of morning and it was very delightful. Depressing, but delightful.
    Ill make sure to post lots of pictures of the poor thing, shes pretty flighty at the moment.

    Quote:Lol yes, thats why I had to post this XD
    Thank you. At least she had a wonderful day before she passed away.
  6. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chirping

    May 22, 2011
    Fort Worth
    Name her Angel.
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Or Betty [​IMG]
  8. smkchick

    smkchick Songster

    Sep 3, 2011
    Great story! Consider it a gift from your friend Betty. Sounds like she would have loved how it worked out...

    I call the story of how I got my first chicken "Three Witches, a Chicken and an Earthquake".
  9. Johnn

    Johnn Crowing

    Sep 5, 2011
    do you have bantam hens or are yours just friendly towards others?
  10. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Quote:Oh my god I cant name her Betty, that was the name of the person who passed away! I think that would be a little bit TO ironic XD
    Though I must admit I was tempted >w>
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011

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