The girls

DSCN2256The girls are at the awkward, tenderly ugly stage between baby and grown up.  Most mornings when I come in to see them right after I wake up, they look like they have a bad case of bedhead.  They have become skittish and easily spooked, and they fuss with each other all the time.  They especially fuss at me when I’m doing their housekeeping.  We are having a cold snap so we can’t let them have the run of the whole roost yet, even though the Chicken Palace is in the garage.  Today, I’m getting one more biddy, who will be fostered by my friend Pat for a couple of weeks. She’ll be an Americana–a breed that lays very light blue eggs.  Yesterday, the Mallowman spent most of the day in deep thought, refusing to go out into the cold, designing  the hen yard for the girls.  With Maria doing extraordinarily well back in South Florida, the days are busy in a Green Acres sort of way.

3 thoughts on “The girls

  1. I have 8 Ameraucana hens and two Easter Eggers hens along with 5 AM roos. I will be hatching some out this spring. Also, they are not ugly!!! Handle them more and they won’t be as skittish. The more they get used to you feeding, they will tame down also.

  2. I love these posts. Green Acres makes me think of all sorts of crazy situations and I can see Sherod and you having lots of laughs and good times while thinking through how and what to do next. You are both involved in remarkable and life giving transitions. Hope to visit and see you both in action.

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