Let me introduce you "Brownie" an egg laying hen. Would you believe Brownie is the oldest critter here on the farm! Brownie joined us in the Spring of 2010. She is an backyard flock cross that we obtained from a local farm.
For those of you who know anything about chickens - a 4 year old hen should have headed to the stew pot years ago! Farmer Luke took Brownie under "his wing" and she has been a special girl ever since. On days of catching and processing stew hens, I always have to remind friends or interns helping me catch the chickens "not the little brown hen"!
I'm not sure if Brownie still lays eggs. We do see her in the nesting boxes quite frequently but she may just be smart enough to know how to fool us! Either way this lil' brown hen named "Brownie" has a forever home here on the farm and in the heart of Farmer Luke!