Bernice H
Bernice H
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Asked on Jul 30, 2012

challenge: give this guy a name...can't be a hen , must be a rooster?

Bernice HTerrie KaufmanJeanette S
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Isnt this just weird? Looks like a creature to me. Am trying to think of a name for it, looks like a space critter to me.
challenge give this guy a name can t be a hen must be a rooster, gardening
challenge give this guy a name can t be a hen must be a rooster, gardening
41 answers
  • Carroll A
    on Jul 30, 2012

    He reminds me of Mike from Monsters Inc.

  • Dee W
    on Jul 30, 2012

    That's just crazy! Looks alien to me as well.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 31, 2012

    Appears to be holding up its (three) hands in self defense, Bernice. Have you been threatening your plants again?! LOL!

  • Jeanette S
    on Jul 31, 2012

    I am not familiar with hens and biddies....have never had them...but I did not know they did this!

  • Bernice H
    on Jul 31, 2012

    Hey Doug, I didnt even think of that! Makes sense tho! ha! Thanks for the input!! Too funny! @Jeanette, the first time I saw them do this I was amazed and surprised, it is like almost overnight before you notice they have taken a life of their own! Maybe it is saying.. ...to hubs, dont come too close with the weed whacker!!!

  • Susan S
    on Jul 31, 2012

    Wow - that is strange!! Kinda looks like antlers, sort of!! LOL

  • Dee W
    on Jul 31, 2012

    I also have hens & chicks, but the flower stem has more of an "antennae" look to it, I have never gotten "fingers" before.

  • Bernice H
    on Jul 31, 2012

    And what is strange, only THIS pot does this, I have so many baskets and pots of the same kinds of hens and chicks, but this particular pot, seems to be alienized...(my own word, but , a neat word, right?) Anyway........

  • Susan S
    on Jul 31, 2012

    Bernice, has this plant always done this or is this the first time it's produced this interesting "growth"??

  • Dee W
    on Jul 31, 2012

    I do have more than one color of H & C- maybe this is a different variety than your other ones?

  • Bernice H
    on Jul 31, 2012

    @Dee, no, I have taken babies from this pot, and planted them in other places. No others have done this. @Susan, this guy got weird last year too! That's why i think it is a rooster! Doesnt he look ready and able? (snicker)Yes , Sheila, sorta does! I still like Doug's observance best tho! I have been known to go out there and bully my plants!

  • Terri Styer
    on Jul 31, 2012

    They look lik a spiderman to me

  • Vicki
    on Jul 31, 2012

    I got that from walmart in a plastic strawberry container and whoa, hens and chicks outgrew the plastic strawberry container. Surprised to see a lot of flowers. I gave away some of those extras.

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 1, 2012

    As my little brain is working ..imagining...thinking it is something from Men IN Black!

  • Sherri Curtis
    on Aug 1, 2012

    it looks like a Cheaster to me with chicken feet coming out

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 1, 2012

    hahaha I dont know what a cheaster is, but the chicken feet is right on! yes!

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 1, 2012

    Cousin IT! That is the craziest thing ever...although...originally I saw a teapot...LOL

  • Sherrie S
    on Aug 1, 2012

    It came from outer space. Spacey is a nice name.

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 2, 2012

    The One eyed one horned, flying Purple People eater.....you're probably too young to know that reference...LOL

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 2, 2012

    @Sharron!! who me? You talkin' to me? I am as old as some hills..69, you bet I remember that song! So what is a cheaster?

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 2, 2012

    Oh now THAT I don't know...Cheaster....ya got me there...Unless they talking about Uncle Fester....

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 2, 2012

    @Sherrie Curtis....what is a cheaster..America is wanting to know!!!

  • Sherri Curtis
    on Aug 2, 2012

    cheaster could be his name or is it chester

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 2, 2012

    Almost Looks Like an Egg with Arms and an anntenna.....how about Eggbert?

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 2, 2012

    Yeah, I like that one too! funny!

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 23, 2012

    Jusssstttt in case you all are wondering about chicken hands, or eggbert...he is still reaching out to touch someone, hasnt dropped his "hands" yet!

  • Susan S
    on Aug 24, 2012

    Wow Bernice - he's definitely a tuff ole bird huh???

  • Sharron W
    on Aug 24, 2012

    I'm gonna plant me one of those before summer is gone....

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 24, 2012

    That strawberry pot is so crammed with hens and chicks, I dont know what kind or who, gave birth to these guys.

  • Susan S
    on Aug 25, 2012

    Bernice is this the first time this plant has ever produced this strange critter? Do you bring it in during the winter?

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 27, 2012

    Yes, this is the first time chicken hands have appeared. It is kept outside all winter, I am surprised it hasnt frozen and cracked, so this winter I will put it in the shed.He still has his hands up...I will take a picture when they fall. I cant imagine they will keep up like that. That other cactus, the century plant picture i posted, , I havent checked on yet, but probably when the cold weather comes and it freezes, then it will just plop. And these also. Pretty interesting now tho.

  • Susan S
    on Aug 27, 2012

    Can't you bring it inside for the winter? If they do fall off it will be interesting to see if they reappear next year!!

  • Bernice H
    on Aug 27, 2012

    yep..susan..I will bring it in this winter, so the pot wont crack. It hasnt yet, but you know how that goes.

  • Bernice H
    on Sep 21, 2012

    Can you believe chicken hands is still doing well? Looking a little skinnier, but still holding up well.

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 16, 2012

    chicken hands update..@Susan S @Sharron W @Sherri Curtis @SheilaG, Plum Doodles @Dee W @Douglas Hunt @Jeanette S Well chicken hands is still holding his hands upright, maybe you are right Doug, dont bring the weed whacker too close, but they are skinny, dry and sickly looking. I expect them to fall down any time.A good frost or wind..the wind we are having today, but he is still hanging in there. I touched one and it is very dry and weak..i'll let you know!

  • Susan S
    on Oct 17, 2012

    Thank you for the update Bernice. I thought you were going to bring him inside??

  • Sharron W
    on Oct 17, 2012

    Awwww I'm glad to hear ol eggbert is still holding up, (his hands) LOL... apparently those are the "runners" from a Hen and chick cause I planted some in an indoor pot and that is what they did reaching for light from the window.... maybe your's finally got too crowded and she was looking for a place to put out new roots....

  • Jeanette S
    on Oct 17, 2012

    Bernice, please don't get too close...after all, 'tis the season for goblins and that may be one growing out of that plant in your garden! BE CAUTIONS!! (BOO!)

  • Terrie Kaufman
    on Oct 22, 2012

    Having a filter does nothing but filter, it has no effect on the clarity of water. If you are in sun, especially a warmer area like AZ or FL or actually anywhere, you need a UV light to kill the bacteria and as much of the algae as you can. Are you over feeding? <grin>

  • Terrie Kaufman
    on Oct 22, 2012

    Opps, was it you asking about clarity, or did I post in the wrong place. I am new to Hometalk. Sorry!

  • Bernice H
    on Oct 22, 2012

    @Terrie Kaufman haha..yep, wrong place, but hi !

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