Monday, April 23, 2012

4 lovely new hens

Our flock has four new members~

Black Beauty
(Black Giant)

Miss Hallobride (at least that's what I think that my almost 3 year old daughter was yelling from the back seat on the ride home from getting these hens)
(Rhode Island Red)

(Barred Rock)

(Araucana--the first all white one that I have seen)

These new gals are still adjusting to their new home and "coopmates".  Our youngest rooster, Feather Feet (a very large Brahma), has been keeping them company in the coop as some of our new hens have not ventured out to the chicken yard.  

We added these hens to our flock because we've had a few losses this spring--possibly to an owl or opossum or both.  Our flock will not be free ranging for a while as we are starting to plant in our gardens and they would feast on our efforts.

I hope this Monday finds you well!


  1. Just had to come and see your new Hens and they are beauties! :) Mo

  2. Wow - they are beauties. They will soon settle down, and you are right to keep them out of the garden too. xx