Chick Pick Of The Week - Meet Hattie

Hattie's one of the "new chicks" although she's a big girl now.

Hattie has a bit of an attitude.  She picks on Little Lizzie constantly.  She won't allow Lizzie to go outside and will search for her inside to peck at her just because.

I'm sure part of the attitude is because she and the other new chicks get picked on by the older girls, so she has to pass that along.

She's beautiful and very gentle with us, just nasty to poor Lizzie.

She's a girl on a mission.  When it's time to lay an egg, she barges into the coop, goes to her nesting box of choice, promptly lays her egg, then out she goes.  No need in lolly-gagging around is her theory.

She's also a take-charge kind of gal.  Not too much though or Lucy Lou and Kessa would feel threatened.  She knows her limits, but feels it's her job to assess all situations and determine what should be done or who needs to be where.

She's quite the character.


Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

She sounds like a chicken diva! Love your header.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Simone you are right - never thought of it but yes she must be a chicken diva. I've got a few of those!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think Hattie and I could be friends, but I think if we went for lunch, she may want me to pay... ;-))

Lori Lynn said...

She's very pretty :-) I sure miss my biddies. Couldn't bring them to our new house. They are the silliest and sweetest creatures on the planet.
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Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, Hattie's a beauty! She's a RIR, right? She has simply gorgeous coloring. I love how you explained her egg-laying style. Whoever said chickens don't have personalities, clearly has never spent any time watching them!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Kim I think you're right, she'd expect you to pay for lunch.
Lori Lynn, sorry to hear you coudn't bring your girls with you. You are so right they are very silly and very sweet.
Farmgirl, I think she is a Rhode Island Red, but not positive since we adopted her and they didn't know what breeds they had.
Thanks so much for all your comments!

Verde Farm said...

She is a real beauty. Isn’t a shame how the old hens teach the new ones such bad habits? I agree with her--lay that egg and get on with it :) Her coloring is really awesome--almost a mauve but more red.