Meet the new girls.
Seems to meet with their approval. There was some showing off.
And a stare down or two.
My girls were not mean, but sitting in the corner with their tail feathers to the new girls in town, was certainly not very hospitable.
I'm not gonna look, I'm not gonna look!!!! Then the huddle of my older 5 hens, took place.
Still behaving in a less than welcoming way.
The younger two, in all of their juvenile energy, were happy to flit from one end of the run to the other, taking it all in.
My younger five, were all too happy to have more playmates. But the girls that are full grown, are a bit more reluctant to make immediate friends.
The run is plenty big enough for all of them to have their own personal space, until they do become more comfortable with each other.
Erika and Noah came over for a bit. Noah was eager to meet the new girls, so we went into the run, and he wanted to hold them.
I love this picture! Then, I wanted him to pick out his pumpkin and scratch his name on it. So off to the pumpkin patch we went. He had a hard time deciding, but wound up picking this one.
Using one of my vintage knitting needles, I helped him to scratch his name just on the surface of the pumpkin so that he can continue to watch both the pumpkin, and his name grow, until October.
I will have Hannah and Claire pick theirs out this Sunday on Father's Day. What fun!
So, I now have a flock of 14 girls. 7 mature and laying, and 7 who will be laying soon. I already have lots of customers for my farm fresh eggs. Once you eat these, you can't buy them in the market. Ewww!
Before I go, I have to show you this great gift that Elaine gave me. She is so thoughtful, and knows me well!!! The book is full of wonderful pictures and great ideas for all kinds of coops. I have plans in my mind already for adding on! And a darling Paula Deen Chicken Tea Towel. The card is so perfect too!!! The inside is a recipe card with the picture of the chicken on it too! So cute!! Thanks Elaine!!! I love it!!!
Happy Weekend! Greggers just got home, and we are ordering pizza!!!