Meet the Ladies

Okay, as promised, now that the chickens come running to the end of the ark where I am even if I don’t call them (they’re hoping for scratch, and today was their lucky day), and now that I can even hold one of them regularly, I can now introduce them to you properly, ready?

From left to right we have: Roxy, Tilly, Sadie, Bonnie (the barred rock hiding behind the others), and Henrietta (Husband really wanted a Henrietta 😉 )

So, close up, here’s Roxy, the audacious Barred Rock.

And here’s Henrietta, the one that lets me hold her, and thus she’s rapidly becoming my favorite chicken. I picked her up Sunday and let 5-6 people pet her and she was pretty chill.  And her feathers are so soft!

Tilly, the talkative one 😛  You can always tell where she is because she keeps up a near constant monologue.

Bonnie, the shy barred rock.  But she’s not too shy about scratch, she just tries to stay out of the others way…

And look! someone left me a present :-) Yay! I like presents!  It was still warm too. Now that’s a fresh egg.

By the way, this makes for great identity theft protection… not only do you shred all your papers, but then you use it as next box material.  And when the chickens get confused and poop in the nest box, you compost the whole thing… yeah, no ones putting THAT back together.

The Chicken or the Egg-Part 2: the chicken!(s)

My chicken ark has chickens in it!

The girls arrived yesterday with my friend Shari (thanks, Shari! :-) ).  They are all just about 1 year old.  The big yellow ones are Buff Orpingtons and the black and white ones are Plymouth Barred Rocks.  (never heard of an Orpington? it’s okay, neither has my spell checker 😛 ).

The birdies like scratch. (mix of cracked corn and grain).  It’s like chicken crack.

Can you hear them? They’re saying, “Scraaatch, Scra, Scra, Scratch!) (or maybe that was clucking, but I’m pretty sure I heard them enunciating).

You looking at me?

mmm, wet stuff!



The Chicken or the Egg

In answer to that age old question of which came first, I have no answer.  But for blog posts on my new additions to the menagerie, I have to say the egg comes first.  Here it is, the first egg from my new chickens, and on their first day too!

I will post pics of the ladies tomorrow, but I had to reinforce their ark with hardware cloth after my dogs jumped on the existing chicken wire and by the time I got done, it was too dark to take pictures of them, so you’ll have to just wait on the edge of your seats with bated breath to see my pretty girls.  I’ll even tell you what their names are, if I’ve figured out how to tell them apart yet 😀