Our fabulous neighbor/mechanic, Bucky, decided to retire from the egg business. Fortunately for us, he started a new flock of chicks earlier this spring. He offered us eight and we said you betcha, especially since the girls were our favorite Golden Comets. They were hatched on May 24 so should be laying in a few weeks.
The girls are still a bit shy, but they will get used to us I am sure. No names yet, but that will no doubt change as we get to know them.
Since the weeds had overtaken the hen pen, Dan weed-whacked then mowed, and yesterday we picked up some very nice mulch hay to suppress the weeds, and give the girls something to scratch through. It looks so much more inviting.
I so missed my hens! Hooray!