I love our girls and the way they chatter, and sometimes whine...the way the other always has a better treat.....the way they wander and scratch while always staying together....fluffy rears in the air. They are pure and humorous personalities dressed in pretty feathers.
The new girls have settled in just fine, growing as fast as little chicks do....which is very fast indeed. They have reached adolescence now and like most children are quite difficult to photograph, preferring of course to run, although they are relatively easy to coax as still as chickens can be with food. I feel confident allowing them to roam the garden during the day now and in true chook form they will run and follow me whenever I step foot outside....how I love that too.
Of course little Prudence and Emmeline have not been formally introduced to Henrietta and Harriet yet. Being as sweet and pottering as chickens appear, pecking orders are not pretty so we have quite a while to wait yet until my small girls are big and strong enough to look after themselves.
We also have about another 16 weeks or so to wait until we can get excited about collecting even more eggs from these girls in the coop too. We are counting down.
Did I mention we love eggs?