Sep 29

Isn’t She Lovely?

Edna is a stan­dard white crested blue. I con­sider her one of my glamor chick­ens.  She’s a bit high-strung and tends to be flighty. I can’t help but won­der if some of it has to do with her hair in her eyes.

She is also a bit sneaky. When I go to open the coop door in the morn­ing, Edna almost invari­ably tries to sneak past me for her own pri­vate walk­a­bout in the gar­den. Often she suc­ceeds, but then almost imme­di­ately regrets her actions since she’s sep­a­rated from her friends.

Edna should start lay­ing in about another month.

edna collage2

This is the first in a photo series fea­tur­ing the chick­ens from the lit­tle flock here at Bumblebee.

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24 Responses to “Isn’t She Lovely?”

  1. MA Says:

    Edna totally rocks. She reminds me of one of those Vegas dancers with the big headress!

  2. heather Says:

    She is lovely. She sort of reminds me of Carol Channing.

  3. Rick Says:

    Heather’s com­ment gave me a laugh!
    Yes, she does remind me as well of Carol Chan­ning. Robin, is there any way you could paint her beak bright red? HA!
    She looks like a small thing, you must report if she lays small eggs as well.

  4. cityslipper (social marketing strategies) Says:

    NO! Please don’t do a Robin’s Chick­ens pin-up series!!! I’m weak­en­ing enough. When you show­case your glamor girls indi­vid­u­ally, how will I be able to resist acquir­ing my own chickens.

    Do you use the word “devi­ous” in your resume?

  5. Terry Says:

    What a beau­ti­ful chicken! I so wish I could have a few chick­ens in the city I live in.

  6. Layanee Says:

    She is a stun­ning strut­ter and looks secure with her head apparel. Just the bird for an upscale gar­den. Will she lay a del­i­cate egg?

  7. Robin Says:

    Well, I see that you did get a chicken mosaic. Edna is quite the beauty!

  8. feralchick Says:

    Her name is perfect!

  9. Shannon Says:

    What a cool-looking chicken!

  10. Gail Says:

    Hey Robin, She is a beauty and brainy, too. More chicken sto­ries, please. gail

  11. Mr. McGregor's Daughter Says:

    Okay, how did you get the chicken to pose? Those pho­tos are fan­tas­tic. And while Heather sees Carol Chan­ning, I see Pren­tice Marshall.

  12. Chiot's Run Says:

    Well, she prob­a­bly is all wor­ried about mess­ing up that hair and get­ting dirty! I’d be high-strung as well if I was always wear­ing a beau­ti­ful dress in the garden :)

  13. Andrea at Heavy Petal Says:

    Oh, she’s lovely. And I love the photo mon­tage. Can’t wait to meet the rest of your chickens!

  14. Meredith Says:

    I am already long­ing to start my own back­yard flock — my fiance calls it my “chicken lust” — but then you have to go and post pics like these. Edna is so lovely! What a clever head­dress she has, even if it does get in her eyes sometimes.

    I’ll def­i­nitely be drop­ping by to see the rest of your chick pics.

  15. Kare Says:

    How very Zsa Zsa Gabor! I love her!

  16. Linda Starr Says:

    She’s beau­ti­ful, a chicken with attitude.

  17. joeltheurbangardener Says:

    Oh Edna, Oh My. Wow, what a chicken!
    –Great to find you on Blotanical.

  18. Kate Says:

    Ohhh is she a pol­ish? I want a pol­ish and a silkie just so I can have 2 ridicu­lous chickens.…but alas I have 3 and I told myself that 3 is the limit. She’s gorgeous!

  19. Blackswampgirl Kim Says:

    Oooh… she’s so pretty! But she looks much too del­i­cate to actu­ally lay any eggs. :)

    (Although now… I can’t look at her with­out pic­tur­ing Carol Chan­ning. Specif­i­cally as the “white queen” in that awe­some TV pro­duc­tion of Alice in Won­der­land from the early 90s or so.)

  20. Hortist Says:

    wow, she’s rocking :)

  21. Wendy Says:

    Hello from a fel­low Marylander!

    These pho­tos of Edna are hilar­i­ous! You can really see her per­son­al­ity shine though. She’s beautiful.

  22. Renee Says:

    I can’t believe I’m say­ing this, but what a beau­ti­ful chicken! I’m def­i­nitely not a coun­try girl, but your blog has almost con­vinced me… although I’d only move to your house and Martha’s of course.

    Con­grat­u­la­tions to your son and fam­ily on his appoint­ment! My hus­band is a West Point grad and we have/had quite a few friends from the Citadel and North Geor­gia and they’re all just awe­some peo­ple. Your son must be excep­tional as well!

  23. Beth Says:

    Edna is such a cutie!

  24. Alexandra Says:

    This is the first time that I’ve been to your blog… I’ll try to visit

    it again and again.
    You are get­ting chick­ens! My mom got chick­ens when I was a school­girl.
    I’d like to get chick­ens but I can,t. My best wishes…

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, is now available from Taunton Press. Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.


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