...Homemade Rainbows...


Sunday, August 30, 2009

all grown up now

There have been some strange sounds coming from the chicken coop these last few days.
Sounds that have been almost forgotten over the winter....long unheard cries and *begurks*....

Our babies are evidently splendid in their feathery dress but certainly babies no more.
And they are really no longer the new girls either.
They have spent this winter in the big coop with the others... our Henrietta and Harriet.
It was touch and go at first but nothing a little night time perch shuffling by me and some days armed with cubed cheese and apple couldn't do to persuade them all to be friends.

And so with not being babies anymore and not being the new girls anymore must come, sooner or later, strange sounds from the chicken coop which can mean nothing else but eggs.....yep eggs. And their laying has prompted the old girls into laying a few too.

I have to admit that together with our excitement there were just one or two little mutters of "about time" .... you see these pure bred girls are a bit precious, especially about laying eggs when the weather is a tad cool....but for all their prettiness we surely forgive them.

And after all we still do really love eggs here...


and the fact we can expect lots more over the Spring now that Prudence and Emmeline are all grown up.

10 comments:

beck said...

I love the photo's of your gorgeous chooks. They are so lovely! Hope you get lots & lots of eggs xo

Punky's Mamma said...

Oh your girls are GORGEOUS! We had one like that but... uh... there was an incident. :(

If only our chookies could be convinced to picked up... let alone cuddled like that!

Heres to lots more eggs!

Amber said...

They are some pretty looking girls you have. Don't you love the change in them. OUr girls are laying a stack of eggs and are just buzzing with personality...gorgeous..xxx

Stephanie said...

So pretty!!
If/when we get chicks (our pup had an incident with a wild duckling we were taking care of, so I'm not sure) I plan to name one Henrietta! :) And maybe Hettie, too. And maybe Florence.... and.... :)

Tammy said...

Chickens were probably our very favorite pets. I loved listening to all the ruckus as an egg was being laid. And the fresh eggs...ah it was lovely.

Your babies have grown up beautifully. :)

katiecrackernuts said...

The pics are great - and begurk is exactly the sound.
Thanks for the banana tree tip. I have moved the compost bin to sit under it and bucketed water from the washing machine out just last night. It gets tiring, but the water restrictions here are sooooo severe - and rightly so.
Ta for all the lovely comments on my blog.

Renée - JoieDeVivre said...

I lived with chooks from the age of 10 to 16. They used to come into the house and lay their eggs on top of the fireplace wood boxes! Very convenient as these were right near the kitchen...Currently living in suburbia, on a Gold Coast canal, and on the opposite canal bank to us, there is a house that has chooks! And we can here their begurks across the water and see them flutter around on their water-side grassy patch of chookdom. Trying to persuade hubby that we too need some suburban chooks...

gardenmama said...

First of all the sound "begurk" is so fabulous! I love that : ) Yay for fresh eggs, your photos are lovely Leanne! I love the last two they look like they are right out of the pages of a gorgeous magazine! Enjoy these sweet Spring days : )

Madeline said...

Your girls are gorgeous! And, oh, how yummy fresh eggs are.

Kelly said...

You must all love them. They are gorgeous!