Portrait Gallery 102

 

Biggie 

"Biggie" is one of four sisters who came from a Future Farmers of America (FFA) agriculture project at a local junior college. The four sisters, all Rhode Island Reds, looked just alike with the exception of their size; hence the names "Biggie," "Midi," "Mediana," and "Smally." Biggie is a very staunch hen and at first was thought to be the leader of the pack, so to speak, but after getting to know Biggie it was found that she is shy and lets her sisters take first place with food and roost space. When she was part of the Future Farmers of America project, she was raised in a cement-floor coop with 24 other hens and never had the luxury of a dirt bath until she became "uncooped." The first time she took a dirt bath in her new digs was a sight to see; she was flopped over on her back in the dirt, feet flailing in the air and body gyrating around like a break dancer. Food was also a new experience for Biggie. Previous to being uncooped, she had only eaten a diet of mash and scratch and had never had a bug or worm or fresh veggie. Biggie's personality has emerged now that she is living in a more natural environment. Living at Hacienda Cluck Cluck where she roams a large garden run in the sunshine and has access to a pile of dirt loaded with worms and grubs has allowed Biggie and her sisters to live a long happy life.

 

Caregiver: 

Sandra Boss

Chicken: 

Biggie
Laura Frisk
Laura Frisk
Laura Frisk
Laura Frisk