Meet the new girls

ImageOur 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!


9 Responses to “Meet the new girls”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Woo Hoo! More girls, more eggs, more cake, more fun!

  2. Daphne Says:

    Now I’ve never had chickens, but wouldn’t they take care of the weeds? I keep hearing stories on how they can mow anything down.

    • Ali Says:

      They do a great job of weed control, but these are young hens (teenagers, really) and the weeds are big and tough, so we mowed ourselves. We’ll replant pasture mix in the spring.

  3. leslie Says:

    Delighted to hear the hens have returned to Henbogle!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Yay, they are lovely, and I’m glad henbogle has hens again :)

  5. Lou Murray's Green World Says:

    What would Henbogle be without hens?

  6. GrafixMuse Says:

    Lucky that your neighbor had some young ladies! It will be fun to watch them and discover their personalities. I hope they settle in soon.

  7. Julie Says:

    Yey, glad to see the girls have arrived! I now have two Comets in my flock of sixteen, still a bit shy, but adapting. Julie..

  8. Robin Says:

    Wow, that is nice you were able to get some hens that are almost laying.

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