Today is a very special day because it marks one whole year since our lovely ex-battery hens came home! It hardly seems a minute since we drove down to pick up our hens from the collection point in Surrey. They were so pale and scruffy and didn’t know what to make of their new home in our back garden. They’d never seen grass before, had never had a dust bath and didn’t know what to do when it got dark.
One year on and they’re beautiful, confident birds who know their way around a garden and even have the confidence to sneak into a house when nobody’s looking! They’ve made friends with our dog, Molly, have moved house and settled into a life in the country and have even experienced their first snow. Not bad for their first year.
Sadly, our dear Dolly Clare didn’t make a full year with us but her seven months of freedom were full of love and joy.
So what will our second year of hen-keeping bring? Well, I’m hoping more hens! I’d love to have a couple of ‘posh’ hens and rescue some more factory hens too.
So, Happy Bought Day to Alice, Minnie and Dotty! We’re so happy you came into our lives!