Monday, July 9, 2012

Our latest additions....

Just over 3 weeks ago my brother and sister-in-law purchased and bought over 2 young hens and a very cute hen-house for the girls and I.  My brother has had hens for a while now and when I mentioned we'd quite like to have our own hens he took it upon himself to search out a hen-house and hens for us. They arrived late one Friday evening along with enough food to last a few weeks and a couple of feeders for food and water. The girls have named them "Rosie" (Caitlin's) and "Lemon-pip" (Amelia's) and they are lovely, quiet hens that are becoming quite tame already. This past Sunday my parents came over for lunch and then helped us erect a fence of chicken wire so we can let them out of their house and have a peck and scratch around in a larger area which they love. 

First egg
We were rewarded and excited to find our first egg last Thursday which we think was from "Lemon-pip" as she is the slightly bigger hen. And because Caitlin is the one who feeds them everyday and also found the first egg she had it for breakfast the next day, soft boiled with 'soldiers' just how she likes it.
Many thanks to my brother Andrew and his wife Mandy, our new 'girls' are providing much pleasure to us all. :-)

9 comments:

Michelle said...

There's nothing like fresh eggs, home grown...:O)

Karen said...

ooooo chookies! Yummy fresh eggs. My Nan used to keep a container on the kitchen bench and put all her vegetable peelings in it. We then had to go and give them to the chooks. I hope you are rewarded with lots of eggs.

Rafael's Mum said...

How lovely! You'll be having little piggies next :-) or a little goat! (sorry but my imagination is running wild here, lol). It must be great having fresh eggs!!

Leslie said...

he was so nice to just bring that to you....what a lovely gift. one that keeps on giving!

Needled Mom said...

....and how nicce to have them laying already!!!! I always hate the 6 month wait from chicks to laying time. They are such fun pets.

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, how fun to have fresh eggs on demand (well, almost!)

Nic said...

What a great gift! They're on my one day list too.

Renee said...

That is a fabulous gift! I'm so jealous, nothing like free-range eggs from your own backyard. And what lovely pets for the girls as well. A very thoughtful gift from your brother and SIL :)

Michele Pacey said...

Good for you guys! Amazing that you have your very own little chickens (and eggs). I love the names. :)

We've contemplated doing the same. Maybe soon... In the meantime we settle for fresh eggs delivered to our door. The next best thing.

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