Geoff McCabe

Black Betty is Chicken One

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page


Our first chicken and egg.  Which came first?  Black Betty the chicken.

When we went to buy our first chickens to produce eggs for us, there was only one left.

This poor thing was missing most of her feathers, probably from bullying by stronger ones that were crowded in the cage with her.

She was so ugly and pitiful that no one wanted would buy her.

But we wanted her and took her home alone to bring her back to health.

Black Betty grew back her feathers and became a superstar celebrity on the farm, praised and admired by the rest of the chickens after producing a magic egg, the super-rare “double egg” of legend.

To see it, click here: Photo of Double Egg!