I bought myself a Christmas present this week. Actually ten Christmas presents. Ten beautiful, large laying hens. They are already hard at work and there is no waiting and wondering. These girls know exactly what to do and perhaps they will influence the others to get to work.
It will always be a learning experience for me to raise chickens. I started when Ron surprised me with a hen and six chicks. I did not even know that I wanted chickens and certainly did not know what to do with them. Three of the chicks did not survive and the other three turned out to be roosters, Claude, Hannah and Brittany. Theirs is a story on its own about how they came to be known as the Hole In The Wall Gang. Meanwhile, here is another remembrance from my old blog of my second batch of chicks who were the Dirty Dozen.
October 24, 2004