My Crazy Codependent Chicken


| 7/9/2017 1:30:00 PM


Tags: chickens, hen, crowing hen, codependent chicken, Faithful Homesteader, North Texas,

Faithful Homesteader 

I am a bit of a reflective soul and lately I have been thinking about our original chicken and her relationship to us. Of all the chickens we have had, she seems to be the one that is most dependent on us. She came to us as a stray and we always thought of her as an independent girl, but now I am not so convinced.

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I don't think Buster's comb has ever been this big.

She just showed up in our yard one day, not long after my husband talked to me about having chickens. I was not convinced, but she came along and the rest is history. Not long after she started hanging out, my husband bought a rabbit hutch and turned it into a coop for her.

She is a bantam chicken, and we brought home a friend, a Red Star. We didn’t know at the time that it was probably not the best combination, but it worked for the most part. My husband named her Buster, and in many ways she has lived up to her name. She can be such a bundle of attitude.

She goes through spells where she crows. That is probably my least favorite thing about her because I worry about the neighbors. Although there are plenty of other loud chicken noises that can rival the crowing.




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