Monday, November 2, 2009

New Additions

My cousin didn't want to overwinter her laying hens this year, so I gladly took some. I was down to two hens, and now am up to 12!

Last night was the first night I could get all of them to go into the coop. Two of them would go in the building, but not into the secure coop area. I told them they were taking their lives in their own hands, and warned them about the raccoons, but they wouldn't listen to me. I got sick of chasing them. They roosted on the rafters, so they made it ok.

They were able to harvest the corn this weekend, so at last I'm safe from the creepy corn.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful hen. I'm glad you don't have the creepy corn anymore. Nobody needs that;-D

Leslie said...

Lovely hen and would you tell me why you find corn creepy?

Joy said...

*Love* barred rocks - almost, but not quite enough to deal with chickens again ;)

Brangane said...

Have you named the hens?

The corn did look creepy so its much better harvested.

Lynn said...

It is nice you get to mother some hens; guess they'll appreciate it when the weather really gets frigid. And I like your humor about the corn!

ellen said...

That's a beautiful chicken. I'm glad other bloggers share their chickie pix - feeds my fantasy without the work!