Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Our new hens

On Saturday we got 2 more hens. Our existing hen house is therefore full to capacity with 8 birds. We bought another hen house as we are planning to expand our egg production. The new one, when built, will take 9 hens.

pied suffolk hen Jul 12

This is Pasty, our new pied suffolk.

white leghorn hen Jul 12

This is Fondant, our new white leghorn.

Both birds are a bit nervous and, as expected, are being bullied a bit by the others whilst the pecking order is re-established. However, both have started to explore the allotment and last night found their way back to the henhouse to roost, unaided by us.

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