We thought that our hens had begun eating their own eggs. We were able to watch them on our hemcam and found out that they were not doing the damage. […]
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 […]
Women Love Their Hens
Why is it that women love, and are dedicated to, their hens? I think I know the answer. The hens show the familiar attributes of our earliest female friends. Remember those high school girls you hung out with? They were all unique and they acted out of heart and spirit, […]
Those Allium are something special!
I’ve spent a few hours a day in the garden this week. Partly because it was neglected due to our trip across the U.S. to visit sons and granddaughters. I always hate to leave home. I don’t like leaving those dear labradoodles to which we have become very attached. […]
Panasonic camera for Backyard Hencam
There are two Panasonic cameras on the hens. We’ve been working on moving the outdoor camera the last few days, trying to find the best view. The outside camera has been at one end of the run since we began this project. We mounted it about 4 feet off […]
Our youngest granddaughter visited with the hens for the first time this weekend. At 20 months, she’d had no previous experience with chickens and showed no fear. She fed them, walked among them, examined the feeder and waterer, collected the eggs from the egg boxes (only breaking one), and in general, seemed to accept the […]
Sweetpea and Daisy at 3 months.
We’ve had our six hens since they were three days old. Like our own children, their personalities have pretty much stayed the same since they were born, or rather, hatched. Daisy, the Buff Orpington, remains sweet and tame. She is the first to jump onto our laps when […]
Ameruacana Hen Has Muffler & Beard
Tulip is a beautiful Ameraucana hen. Her long, dark legs and neck make her stand out. She has what is called a “muffler and beard” (fluffy feathers that surround her face). We are glad to say that she is back from her moulting experience.
Hen Stops Laying […]