Big Mama was no ordinary chicken. First of all, she was raised, indoors, as an “only chick” and narrowly escaped certain death only to land in the loving arms of a family that would show her how wonderful life could be. Apparently, she gave as good as she got in the “bringing joy to others” department.
Big Mama’s brush with death came about a year into her life when her original owners (who raised her in an apartment and named her Angie) grew tired of their, at that point, full-grown pet chicken and took her to a veterinarian to be euthanized. The vet wasn’t having it and convinced them to put her up for adoption instead. Enter Stephanie Sword and her family from College Station, Texas.
The Stephanie says they were “hooked instantly” at first glimpse. They first saw “Big Mama” (then Angie) in a “grainy photo of a skinny, indoor, chicken looking at herself in the mirror”. They came to her rescue then and cherished their new family member until she passed recently and the loving memorial they placed in their local paper has me a bit choked up this morning (they re-named her “Big Mama” because Stephanie’s husband Greg used to date a woman named Angie) Below, the actual obit tweeted by Jay Socol (@jaysocol) and follow this link for the rest of Big Mama’s story (and more photos…including that grainy first glimpse pic) as told by Darren Benson of The Eagle newspaper in Bryan, Texas.
— Jay Socol (@jaysocol) January 23, 2018