Wonderful rescue chicken, Gracie.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickenlips, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. chickenlips

    chickenlips Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    I wanted to share Gracies' story with you. She was raised alone in a dog crate to become a meal for a snake when she got big enough. The only person who fed her was the roommate of her owner and he came into the store where I work and would buy an ear of corn for her every night. He shared her plight with me and asked if I would take her, since he knew I had other hens. I told him I would and he plotted to kidnap her. Guilt set in, though and he asked the owner if he could have her. The owner refused and put Gracie in with the snake. Gracie froze and because snakes won't eat what doesn't move, would not eat her. The next day the roommate brought Gracie to my store in his jacket and gave her to me. She is the most loving hen! She layed her first egg that night, follows me everywhere and loves to have me hold her. She stole my heart and will always be my favorite girl.
  2. chickenlips

    chickenlips Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Here's Gracie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. edbama2

    edbama2 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Slocomb, Alabama
    Congrats on your save and new addition. [​IMG] Funny, how they take so quickly to people after life threatening events.
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    You have done a wonderful thing!!! [​IMG]
    Gracie is one lucky girl!! Is she a Buff Orp? They are the sweetest chickens. [​IMG]

  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    What a great story....way to go on saveing Gracie..and the room mate needs a HUG! She is beautifull!
  6. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ugh.....I hate snakes more than anything! The image of one big enough to eat a chicken will be with me all day! I don't even want to know the details of how a person could own a chicken eating snake. That's so cool that Gracie layed her first egg at your place, she was probably too scared before. Poor thing, she's beautiful and happy now and that's what matters. [​IMG] Jen
  7. pegbo

    pegbo Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Hurrah for Gracie!!! She sure is pretty and I'm glad you saved her!![​IMG]
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    [​IMG] Poor Gracie! She's so lucky that you found her!! She is beautiful, too. I have a buff that I rescued too. She's my favorite girl.
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's a great end to a sad start!
    Boas and Pythons get big enough to eat a whole chicken...
    She looks like a Buff Orpington to me too.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    She's way too pretty to be snake bait! Good going!

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