Sunday, June 19, 2011


My new chickens adjusted immediately. They're 18 months old, and full of vigor and youth. They have no idea that things could hurt them, and cluck around me with so much innocence. I let them out for the first time today, but only two of them ventured far. Despite two kittens attempting a chase, and the dog attempting to herd them, they remained stoically protective of their freedom until I came by and picked them both up to put them to bed. Another nine eggs today-- they all like to lay in one nest together, except one hen that lays her egg in the neighboring nest. They are wonderful girls.