New Chickens!

Easter is in the air and there is no better time to adopt chickens! We welcomed six new girls to our flock yesterday… you can only see five in the picture below as number six kept hiding! We chose an assortment of different colours and hopefully we’ll be getting extra eggs soon too. Some of the eggs should have blue shells, and although this doesn’t affect the flavour, they’ll look really pretty in the egg basket! 

The new girls!We haven’t decided names yet as we need to get to know them a little better 🙂
We discovered that one of the chickens is blind in one eye! We were informed by the seller that this is a deformity from birth (not trauma or infection). She explained that the bird is healthy and will lay well but we could choose to exchange her if we were concerned at all. Mmm, this was an easy decision! The little one-eyed chicken seems really happy and it’s our privilege to give her a happy home… if it doesn’t bother her why should it bother us?  We just need to find a good Pirate name for her now!


16 thoughts on “New Chickens!

      • No rain here in East-London, but we might get a few drops overnight. It just amounts to so very little, when the gardens are parched! We should have 4 weeks of continuous rain to make a difference, but that would be a rather boring spring…a little rain dance perhaps?? Just a small one, to get a bit of rain? 🙂

  1. They are so sweet. I am waiting for a book from the library, it’s called “The chicken chronicles : sitting with the angels who have returned with my memories : Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe : a memoir”.A long title, but I thought it might inspire you.

  2. Snappy little title Susan! Ha ha 🙂 My poor girls have such boring names… maybe I need to think about getting a Deliverance or Fortitude!!! Somehow, old fashioned names suit chickens so well. I’ll look out for the book!

    • Hi Mary – they’re all from the same place and we picked two of each breed so they had a friend! We’re lucky to have a big enclosure so they can keep themselves separated. We’ve never really had a problem and just keep a close eye on them for the first few days in case of severe bullying.

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