About a year after we got our first chickens we got a call from a friend, who lives in a non-farming town, saying she has been seeing a chicken in her yard. She was sure it was a rooster because of the comb and she hadn’t seen any eggs.
A tornado had recently gone through the neighboring area and from our understanding, there is an egg farm a few miles away. So, our deduction was that this chicken found the perfect escape opportunity.
Despite the fact that this was not a free chicken, she opviously treasured her freedom. Our friend tried continually to capture Nedge–but Nedge would disappear for days when our friend told us she was going to capture the chicken!
Finally, one day we got the call “I caught him!!”
Our friend drove the hour north get to our little farm what the little white chicken in tow.
Nedge settled in immediately and got along with our other chicken. However, the next day we confirmed that she was in fact a hen when we had a nice jumbo size white egg (the other two hens we had would only occasionally lay small-medium blue green eggs.) With the exception of the winter, Nedge is a daily layer and our only white egg hen. She gets along great with the new baby hens we had gotten last spring, so she has been a wonderful addition to our chicken family!