The first year I blogged, I used to do regular chicken updates. It's been ages since I've done one, so I think I'm overdue.
After the big raccoon slaughter last summer, we have had 5 layers and one rooster. But we just got in an order of chicks. They are meat birds, and we'll be keeping half of them and a friend has claim on the other half.
This is our mystery chick. We are hoping for someone that will be a good layer. We could use another layer.
This is Black Betty. She is one that we raised under a broody hen last summer, from our own eggs. She's a mean little thing. Just look at her staring down the camera. Waiting for a chance to get in a good peck I suspect.
And this is one of our sweetest hens. She's one of the original batch of chicks we got 2 1/2 years ago. Her name is Henrietta. Oh dear. Henrietta appears to have found a pot that is too small. I think she needs me to go buy the next size up...
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