Urban Hen House

A day in the life of chickens

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Friday, September 16, 2011

PennytheRhodeIslandRedHenMeet Penny the Rhode Island Red hen.  She hatched in April 2011 and began laying an egg a day in September 2011. She walks right up to us and lets us pick her up.  She’ll eat treats right out of our hands.  She’s a very sweet bird.  Her comb and wattle darkened up in the weeks she began laying, and she grew noticeably in that final pullet month.  Her feathers have darkened and the tail and wing tips even have black on them!  Her name inspiration came from, none other than, the lovely Kayley Cuoco character Penny (in The Big Bang Theory).  My own sweet chick was kind enough to pose as well.

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