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Final Farewell To 'Fluffy Fat Bottom'

Published on September 03, 2013 by Penny Roberts in Fluffy Fat Bottom

Last week was an incredibly sad one for me. My very first and most beautiful chicken, Fluffy Fat Bottom, died of old age.

We rescued Fluffy as an ex-battery chicken. She came to live with us together with three other girls just over three and half years ago. She got her name when my son Charlie saw her for the first time, because she had more feathers than the other poor girls, and most of them seem to be around her rear. He simply said ‘Mummy, we will call this one Fluffy Fat Bottom, and the name stuck’.

You will see pictures of fluffy fat bottom (she is the healthy looking rusty red hen) throughout the Henny Penny website. In fact she’s on almost every photo...camera-shy she was not! Not only did she love going to shows with us to help demonstrate our hen houses, but she was a total natural when it came to doing a photo shoot. I think she probably was the most professional and patient chicken I will ever know.

I remember this summer a friend brought four abandoned blackbird chicks for us to look after. Fluffy was the only chicken to show any interest, and she would sit next to the pen in which they were in all day as if to keep guard over them.

Fluffy literally changed my life because I had never had chickens before. She had such a lovely personality that I felt compelled to not only design the perfect hen house for her to enjoy her later years in, but I also made copious notes of the funny little things she used to do. I’m putting this together into a children’s picture book to be called ‘The Tales of Fluffy Fat Bottom’. I’ve never written a book before, but I hope to get it published in order to explain from a chicken’s point of view how life looks and some of the hilarious adventures they can get up to! Of course I will now do this in memory of Fluffy.

If you have a particularly wonderful chicken that’s touched your heartstrings, please let me know and why she is so special.

I'm sure that if it wasn't for a chicken called Fluffy Fat Bottom, Henny Penny Hen Houses wouldn't have happened. Fluffy was really rather special. I realise it’s all part of the natural cycle of life but I do miss her terribly. She was a true friend to me, and I loved her.

God bless you Fluffy.

Final Farewell To 'Fluffy Fat Bottom'

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Annemarie King

October 20, 2013 at 00:00 am

So sorry to hear about Fluffy Fat Bottom. She really was a special girl. As you say, she was a total superstar on our photoshoot for Henny Penny Hen Houses and loved being in and out of her house and in all the pictures x

Melissa Corbin

September 18, 2013 at 00:00 am

Your story warms my heart! We plan to raise a few hens next spring. Thank you for such inspiration!

Reply from Penny Roberts

September 18, 2013 at 00:00 am

Thank you Melissa. If you're already thinking about it then you must do it - it will bring you much joy and happiness! :)

Lorna Pickavant

September 05, 2013 at 00:00 am

Awww Penny...this brought a tear to my eye! R.I.P Fluffy Fat Bottom x P.S Hope to see you again soon x

Reply from Penny Roberts

September 06, 2013 at 00:00 am

Thanks Lorna. Although it was very sad at least I'll always have many happy memories.