Happy Mothers Day to those of you who have mothered and will always mother, and who understand the maternal instincts that are so apparent in hens. It is really so touching.
I took this picture off the internet last year. I’d love to give credit to whoever took it and a hearty thanks for the […]
Sweetpeas nails have grown too long.
Our hens needed a manicure. We have to clip the nails of our two labradoodles nearly every month. But with our hens, once a year does it. Living in the wild, chickens wear down their nails scratching in coarse dirt and even rocky soil. But our pampered hens […]
Sweetpea and Tulip looking for bugs
We’ve been letting the hens out in the late mornings to scratch around and clean up snails and bugs. This is a good time of day for them to forage and free-range. After a morning run, the labradoodles sleep inside the house for a couple of hours and […]
We thought the girls might enjoy a visit from a rooster on this “Merriest of Eves”. Not so……They think he is a bit flashy for their taste. A real dandy!
As the saying goes, “Beware of roosters bearing gifts”.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays and blessings in the coming year.
Hens Scratching Among the Raspberry Plants
I don’t let my hens free range. Free range means to forage in an area that is free of fences. I don’t even know of a place that is totally free of fences in Cambria. And if I did, I don’t think my hens would last a day. […]
“Dudley” lives in Cambria and has spent years protecting his “girls”.
I’d love to have a rooster. I’m an early riser so the crowing wouldn’t bother me. But then again, there are my neighbors to consider. There’s an ordinance in our community that allows to have up to 20 hens but no roosters. So […]