Its about time you had a visit to The Hen House. They are all doing well although we did lose one. Vera, she was sadly at the bottom of the pecking order and the was very weak when we got her. The other hens bullied her and rarely let her eat from the feeders. I hand fed her all through the summer and after a while she appeared to have started to fit in with the other girls as she got bigger and stronger. Then we were hit with that really cold snap and I spent less time outside in the Penn and one morning as Papa opened the Hen House he found her...she was gone.
All the remaining Hens are thriving. Their feathers have now grown back because if you can remember they are ex battery hens so were pretty featherless when I got them. You can view the post by clicking here and see the difference. Its taken since last July for them to get their pretty red coats back.
They are looking happy here with us and love their Hen House
If we spot them we open the gate at let Luna our Boxer dog bounce out there to chase them. They don't bother us much after that.
So what about eggs?
Well during the warmer months I was collecting 5-7 per day. I had delicious fresh laid eggs coming out of my ears and frequently gave them out to neighbours, friends & family.
During the winter we rarely get any eggs...In fact we are down to zero at the moment. Once spring arrives we shall expect to collect my basket full daily as before. Oh and I often get asked about Mr Fox. Do we get trouble from them? The answer is Yes. They are always in my garden but so far have not been able to get into the pen. They do try it on though....