My garden feels like a proper garden again. On Sunday we went to collect our new girls. I’ve chosen 9, all different varieties between the ages of 16 – 20 weeks.
Gertrude (Blue Haze) and Maude (Speckledy)
Its strange starting again, I was very nervous of getting more in case of any further fox attacks. We’ve changed our hen keeping set up and strengthened the security to try and keep them safe.
They are all vaccinated and we had our first egg as soon as we lifted Florence out of the box.
Florence ( Light Sussex) with Gertie.
They were quite nervy at first. They have come from a farm in the middle of nowhere, to a garden in a very urban area and a busy major road, just one street away. The sound of the first siren had them all frozen to the spot.
Myrtle (Copper Black)
Winifred (Gingernut Ranger)
The hens enjoying spaghetti for the first time.
Eleanor (Coral Nick)
Its odd after keeping hens for years, I’d forgotten what it was like to start back at the beginning, showing them how to get in the hen house etc, as my older hens had always just shown the new members of the flock what to do. So on Sunday evening we got to play the fun game of hen round up and put them to bed. Much squawking resulted, as dusk started to fall, but they were soon safely secured for the night.
Augusta ( Columbine) with Winnie.
Henrietta is a very bossy little madam and picks on all the others. When she’s a bit better behaved she’ll get called Hetty.
Henrietta (Pied Suffolk)
Agatha ( Copper Black)
Maude ( Speckledy)
It wonderful having hens again.