Friday, October 17, 2014

Four Old Hens

I have four old hens from my first flock of twelve.  All of my original hens had names.  My favorite is Esther who is in the below pictures taking a dust bath.




These are some of the 15 newbies, they are nameless.  There are a couple that stand out from the others that I might give a name but at this time there were just to many and they are so similar to name this time around.

The newbies are keeping up their job of laying eggs.  I do miss the blue eggs we have had in the past.  Dottie will lay 2 or 3 times a week for a few short weeks and then take many weeks off so the blue eggs put a smile on my face when they show up. 

Since we have quite a few more hens then before hubs added another roost in the hen house.  He also built shelves under the roosts to catch some of the droppings that I can scrape off and throw in the raised garden beds now that the gardening season is done.  We are hoping it will help keep the hen house cleaner this winter. 

Tonight I am working on sewing up some hot pads out of this fabric for some Christmas gifts.

Blessings from our home in the woods!


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Allie said...

Your hens are so pretty!!! I bet the fresh eggs are wonderful too. Good job to hubby!

KERYN B said...

What a gorgeous group of girls, nothing nicer than fresh eggs.

Bee Lady said...

I just read your last few posts. Of course, I knew about your daughter and grandchildren living with you. It's nice that they are out of that dangerous situation and they have you to help them out. You have an opportunity to be a positive influence in their lives. I hope her life gets on the right track soon.
Your chicks are cute. You must enjoy having them around if you've added on to the flock. I've thought about getting some but I don't have anyone to help out if I ever want to go on vacation. What do you do in that situation?
Speaking of traveling, if you ever go see your family, take the new highway. It starts at the north end of Kokomo and takes you all the way to 26 in about ten minutes!