Wednesday, April 4, 2012

T is for Tomato the Chicken


 Meet Tomato,
she is 4 years old and a full Black Australorp.
If you look at her feet you can see that one foot is just a stub.

 3 winters ago we had a really really cold winter and she got horrible frostbite on one foot and lost all of her toes.
But obviously, she stayed alive. Her foot healed up and now she just walks a bit funny. She is now the tamest chicken we have, and my dad lets her into the garage daily so she can have birdseed. So she is heavier than the roosters, but not fat.

I love the little white feathers she has, they stand out a lot against her black feathers. 

She lays perfect brown eggs for us.

Linking up with:
Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday.
Nancy and Lisa for Rural Thursday.
Deborah for Farmgirl Friday.


23 comments:

dancingaspensfarm said...

Hi Tomato! I love our Black Australorps, such good layers and so pretty!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Yes they really are so pretty! Thanks for visiting!

ellen b. said...

that egg looks perfect and Tomato is a very good looking girl!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

They taste perfect too! Shes a beauty isn't she ;) Thanks for visiting!

jen said...

That egg shot is gorgeous. Love the detail!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Thanks so much Jen ;)

jfb57 said...

What a very proud creature she is & rightly so - very handsome!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I have to admire such a survivor! Nice pics!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Crazy about the frostbite. Did you end up doing anything to treat it or did she just heal on her own?

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Thank you!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Thanks ;) Have a good day!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

She healed completely on her own. Isn't that amazing?

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

She's pretty cute!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

She is! Thanks for visiting ;)

anitamombanita said...

Oh, poor toeless tomato... :( She's pretty cute. And those eggs...they look perfect!

Cheryl D. said...

Poor girl! I'm glad she was able to adapt after getting the frostbite!

Nancy Claeys said...

We had a rooster that lost all of his toes one winter and he lived for a few more years, just hopping around!

Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays. Have a wonderful weekend!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

They are the perfect eggs for sure!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

It's incredible how they can just keep going like they did before!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

So am I, thanks for visiting ;)

Sall's Country Life said...

Hello Tomato! Might what beautiful brown eggs you lay!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Ha she says thanks! Thanks for visiting too!

Jenny said...

You say tomato...I say...what a cool chicken!

A Black Australorp! Surviving frostbite!

This sounds like a wonderful childrens book!

Thanks for a terrific link for the letter "T".

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