{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Penny the Hen

This is one of my older hens – Penny, we lost her sister last summer :(. Penny is a red sex link {or Red Star} hen that we got at the local feed mill years ago. She is such a curious chicken, she’s the one who will follow anyone in the family around the yard and hover around the picnic table when we’re having a picnic. She probably has the most photos on the blog since she is always running around after us!

Penny the Hen


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    We used to have chickens when I was growing up. It was interesting to see how they have personalities as well.
    Jenna recently posted…Wordless Wednesday:Impromptu Egg HuntMy Profile

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    Penny is cute!

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    I like Penny! I totally wish we were at a place that we could have chickens. Someday…..
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    Pretty Penny!
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    My dad have group of hens and chicks in our backyard. I really love every time my dad is coming towards them carrying their food. I can see my dad surrounded by this big birds. 6 hens or so, and 15 or more chicks. But last 2 days, two of the chicks was just found dead.
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    She’s so pretty!!! I always love finding animals that have such strong personalities.
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    But Penny takes such good photos! I think she just likes having her photo taken lol
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    Beautiful! I love that she follows you all around.
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    I want chickens but we can’t have them in our community and I’m not sure we could do house chickens. In my next life.
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    What a beauty. I’ve convinced my husband we need to get hens again next spring so I’m stoked about it. I’m probably going to be getting Barred Rocks.
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    That’s a pretty chicken actually.

    Have a great WW- POSH
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    She is gorgeous! I am seriously thinking about getting chickens my two best friends at college now raise them for eggs!
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    Aw, Penny is a pretty hen!
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    I think she likes having her picture taken.
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    She is beautiful. I looked into getting chickens but it didn’t work out. I wish I could…
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    How fun. She looks pretty social!
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    She sounds like a feathered dog :) It’s so cool to know that even chickens can have such unique personalities, including NOT being camera shy!
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    What a beautiful bird!
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    She is beautiful, sorry to hear about her sister:(
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    What a beauty!!!
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    what a pretty girl!
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    Beautiful! I so wish I could have chickens.
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    Such a pretty bird!

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    That’s a nice looking hen!! All animals have such different personalities, it’s funny how even a hen can become one of the family…
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    She’s a cutie!
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    What a great looking hen!! Beautiful!
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    What a lovely chicken you have here. I Hope that you gave Penny a partner in life. Lol!
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    I love her!! My kids would try to hold her as they do with our neighbors chickens lol
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    She sure is pretty! :-) A curious chicken. Too funny!
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