In Fine Feather


Responding to some recent inquiries about the Crooked Little Hen, I want to report that she is alive and well! I took this photo about an hour ago. She hangs out in the goat yard and these days is enjoying roosting at night on the goat pen gates. She’s an independent gal, with a mind of her own. Sometimes I also get concerned questions about the Crooked Little Hen’s health because of her crooked beak. She’s doing just fine. She is, in fact, one of my oldest chickens, from my very first incubator hatching. She’s about two and a half.

Crooked Little Hen: “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

If you’re new and you missed ’em, here a few of my favorite Crooked Little Hen stories:

The Crooked Little Hen Saves the Day
I Knew I Shouldn’t Let Her Use the Internet
A Crooked Little Hen Love Story

She hasn’t been hanging out with Mr. Hyde for awhile. I’m not sure what happened.

Crooked Little Hen: “No man can tie me down.”


  1. Melissa says:

    Awww, I was wondering how she was since we hadn’t seen her in a while.Thanks for the update 😀

  2. Suzanne says:

    Thank you for posting an update on the little miss. We talk about her often. She is so dang cute!

  3. texwisgirl says:

    What an independent chick! Glad she’s off the porch (at least for now!) 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    It’s always the “crooked” ones that stick it out the longest, maybe they just have the strongest will to live since they aren’t quite the same as the rest of the crowd. My mother in law had a chicken, Beaker, who was raised in a cage before she got her and her claws were crooked and she was always hunched over. And then when Beaker got old, MIL wanted to put her out of her misery and went to hit her over the head with a shovel and couldn’t make herself hit her hard enough to actually kill her, so she was just a little, shall we say, slow after that… poor thing lived quite a while longer than she had any right to.

  5. lizzie says:

    Oh, I love the Crooked little hen! :shimmy:

  6. Michelle says:

    Keep on keepin’ on, CLH! :heart:

  7. janice Jewett says:

    I had one born with a crooked beak last spring she only lived 4 months, and she never grew like the rest, but she followed me everywhere I went she was truely missed when we lost her.

  8. Cheryl LeMay says:

    Did she ever hatch out any chicks? I seem to remember her nesting. If she did, how did they turn out? I used to have a brown leghorn hen with a crooked beak. She lived a long time even with her disability. Your hen reminds me of her.

  9. Barbee' says:

    Oh goody, the Crooked Little Hen is back in the picture. I just love her! :chicken: I think I identify with her.

  10. NIta in SC says:

    I adore CLH. You go, girl!

  11. Miss Becky says:

    She’s beautiful, and I’m so happy she’s still a member of your family. :heart:

  12. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the update..she’s Beautiful :heart:

  13. Ramona says:

    Glad to see you are doing very well!

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