Monday, September 8, 2008

You're not going to believe this!...

 
Why would the chicken come into my backyard?  I don't know!  Three days ago John and I were looking out our bedroom window and noticed something in our backyard.  It was a chicken.  "Get my camera!" I shouted.  I figured you all wouldn't believe me, perhaps, as I just did a chicken entry, LOL. 
 
John got the camera and started snapping away.  The photos aren't real clear, because they were taken through a window, but you will be able to see our chicken friend.                       
 
                               
 
Where did she come from?  I don't know.  We live in the suburbs.  Perhaps she fell off a farmer's truck.  There are no farms here, or neighbors with chicken pets.  
 
I think she picked us because John puts out seed for the birds.  He scattered some more on the ground last night for her.  You can see her eating bird food in this picture.               

              

This afternoon the chicken was stalked by a neighbor's cat.  The cat came into our backyard and approached her.  The chicken started clucking and making a big fuss.  The orange striped tabby cat must have decided that the chicken was too big to tangle with (they were about the same size!), so the cat ran off.
 
I'm looking out my bedroom window right now, and I can't see the chicken -- She usually sleeps hidden in the bushes at night!  But I want to call the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to come get her before somebody messes with her, or kills her.  The SPCA will take her to a farmor something.  When I tried to call them to come yesterday, two ladies ran into my yard trying to catch my poor chicken (who knows why?) and she ran away frightened.  So in the morning when said chicken emerges from the bushes, I will make another attempt to call the SPCA.
 
So this is where you all come in.  To have something to remember her by, I wanted to give her a name.  Does anybody have a suggestion?  If John and I like your name, we will go with it...  Meanwhile, do you think she's pretty?
 
Love you all, Krissy :)     

37 comments:

  1. Anything but Henrietta.  That's so obvious it's corny

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  2. kris why not build her a little chicken house and keep her? shes pretty for sure I would call her weezy, or cluckers ... or perhaps Rachael

    I once had a turkey walk through my front yard in state college but the house was tucked into the woods and this was a three foot wild turkey I was so amazed!

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  3. Henny Penny ~what else would anybody name a chicken?  Too bad you're not able to keep her in a cage and enjoy fresh eggs. She's very pretty.   Linda in WA

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  4. Before reading any other comments, I nominate "Lucy" for her name, just because I love Lucy! :)

    LOL at your chicken adventure! How the heck did she come to hang out in your back yard?!

    Beth

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  5. she's so cute!! who would have ever thought a chicken would end up in your backyard? that is sooo funny!!

    I like Beth's idea with the name "Lucy"; she looks like a Lucy!!!

    poor little hen!

    betty

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  6. At least you know now why the darn thing crossed the road. He wanted to pay you a visit.

    B. x

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  7. Her name is Big Red LOL. Why not just let her stay around if other people will stay out of your yard and let her lay you some eggs. What do they think they will do with her if the catch her, eat her? Maybe she belonged to the ones trying to catch her. That was funny that cat leaving her along. Helen

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  8. I guess you just never know what each new day will bring.  Hope you get her some help.  Maybe you should call her Lucky. 'On Ya' - ma

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  9. I would call her Cocoa, as in Coq au vin.

    Sue

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  10. I think Jenny would be a nice name and I love her, always did like Chickens.  How lucky you got the photos.  I hope she stays safe and finds a good home

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  11. LOL she is cute!!!

    Somebody already said my name for her but the first name that came into my head was Henny Penny lol

    I hope they catch her and she is safe!!

    Love,

    Michelle

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  12. That is just the neatest thing to happen in light of your previous entry. hmmmm You might want to keep her for a pet??  I think I would call her "Peck Peck".     alice

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  13. if you see those people, again
    you should go out there
    and talk to them

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  14. Very funy. I had this happen once. I live in the mountains and a neighbor had some chickens. They were gone on Christmas and some how they all wound up in my backyard, on the roof and sitting on the flower comode! (Yes, at one time there was a toilet with flowers in it for funny in the yard). Dannelle

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  15. I'd want to keep her! LOL
    Missie

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  16. rdautumnsage9/08/2008 9:34 AM

    This is a hoot. All I could think of for a name was a old cartoon with a chicken in it named "Henny Penny"....(Hugs)Indigo

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  17. sugarsweet0569/08/2008 10:32 AM

    I like Indigos name...Henny Penny. I remmeber that cartoon.
    If the ladies come back around, talk with them, she might be theirs.
    Why not keep her? Build her a little house (like a doghouse, with straw inside, & make a cage around it).
    The best time to catch a chicken, is at night when they're roosting. Sneak up on them, blind them with a flash light, & grab them fast! I lived on a farm many yrs, this is how we caught out chickens. Be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt & gloves. They scratch like crazy.
    Good luck,
    Sugar

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  18. fisherkristina9/08/2008 11:09 AM

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    As the mystery chicken is not too far from Pennsylvania Dutch country, we could call her, "hennie pfennie."

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  19. Your mama said the chichen's name should be, "Chicken Paprikas."

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  20. firestormkids049/08/2008 11:34 AM

    Personally, I love the name "Henny Penny"  ;)  Love and blessings, Penny

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  21. LOL, a chicken indeed. Have a wonderful week. (((((hugs)))))))))
    Love,
    Cindy xoxo

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  22. kristijohnson729/08/2008 1:16 PM

    She's a blondish looking hen so how about Marilyn.

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  23. With all the serious entries, I will have to go with a Bucko entry; "Dinner"

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  24. nightmaremom9/08/2008 6:46 PM

    chicky d came to mind... LOL  
    hugs
    d

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  25. I too would have to side with the "humor" of it all and go with
    "Fried", last name chicken, hahaha
    Nancy

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  26. cacklinrosie1019/08/2008 8:03 PM

    I just love her Krissy!  I love all animals.  Do you know Kath, My Simple Rhymes?  I'd name her Motherhen or Mrs. Cluck.  Too too cute!  Love ya, Chris

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  27. I think she looks like a LUCY as in I love Lucy.
    Same color...hair..rrrr....feathers...lol

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  28. cherry2sweet2eat9/09/2008 5:20 PM

    Chick, Because she/He is one lucky Chick that she is still alive and walking around through out the suburbs people will harm her.

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  29. howiseeit1019/10/2008 11:18 AM

    Hey girlfriend, long time no see.  I just read through some of your entries and followed the sites to other JLanders' sites.  I got lost!!   Chicken in the backyard? sounds like story line... She is pretty and she should be called Henrietta...HEN, get it??

    Karen
    http://journals.aol.com/howiseeit101/how-i-see-it/

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  30. Hey K & J~I know it's been awhile, but I do always pray for you 2. Now I'm back just in time to see the chicken; yes, I do think she's pretty. I hope you get her to the SPCA before someone has her for dinner. I don't know why, but the first name to pop into my mind was "Nellie". Love, Deb

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  31. Krssiy, you are so cute!  I never know what to expect from you  I bet your "real life" friends REALLY treasure you, I surely do.  I'd call her "Red."  Maybe it's the lighting, maybe she isn't red, but I think the names suits her.  Krissy, you have the most unusal things happen to you, John, too!  (Persnally I am afraid of Chikens as my sister use to chase me with some farmer friend's chilken of theirs).  She only did it to get a "rise" out of me, but boy it stuck with me to this day.  Now, that said, I CAN eat chicken, if it's prepared properly. I don't eat fried foods almost never, but I do love a chicken breast and chicken in soups, etc.  Love you, Krissy, honey buny."  Merry

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  32. my freind was driving home from hershey one night ( the hospital) and she saw the after math of a chicken truck crash... Chickens as far as the eye could see running all over the road!
    and feathers flying every where!

    cute chicken btw!!!


    Make it a great day
    Sharon

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  33. carouselqueen709/11/2008 12:50 PM

    God must have been looking after the chicken to have sent it to your house. : )
    She is very cute. ....hugs, Christine

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  34. lifesabench69/11/2008 4:12 PM

    Hi Krissy- She' looks just like mt Tammy~who just passed away :-(  I lost mt rooster George too.  It's been a hot time for southern chickens.  Yours is a beauty! God Bless! Carolyn

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  35. krissy i am sorry to hear about the loss of your chicken.

    i will have to say that it's not important where rachel came from, because all that matters is that she crossed the road and found you!

    i think it was rather unprofessional of the way that the people on the law end of the situation handled all this...can we all write letters and complain???

    xxalainaxx

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  36. awww!~ what a cute story!
    natalie

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  37. Awwwww well i am welllllll behind as usual.... so guess that she already has a name.
    She is cute...... saying that i am not sure how i would feel if i was that near her.... lol ... no i am not afraid of birds...but just get a bit weird when they flap around.
    Thanks for posting the story Krissy
    hugs Jayne

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