I love having hens! They are such a delight to watch and it’s been a week of firsts for our ex-battery girls. The spring sunshine finally decided to come out and play and so did our hens – enjoying their first taste of sunny weather. Here’s Minnie exploring the garden for the first time:
Later on, Alice and Minnie enjoyed their first proper dust bath – in our vegetable patch! Dolly Clare also joined in, getting a goodly amount of dirt everywhere!
And here’s Molly wondering what all these new arrivals are doing in her garden!
I love seeing all their personalities coming through. Shy Dolly Clare, who is at the bottom of the pecking order, is now turning into a real adventurer. She’s first out into the garden each morning and loves climbing the wall of the herb garden and having a peck around. Alice is more sedate and has a favourite spot amongst the lemon balm. Dotty comes out for a bit but then goes straight back in and Minnie is nuts about anything green. You have to watch your fingers when offering up a piece of dandelion!
Something else that’s fascinating me is the variety of eggs we’re getting. Just look at these two laid by Alice and Dolly Clare!