Sunday, December 07, 2008

4 new red hens

Got me 4 new red hens. (Thanks to SBS - and to Mr SBS in particular - his wish to see the rejects, runts, waifs and strays of the animal kingdom in caring homes made this addition to Trelystan's national flock possible.) They're installed in a clean hen hut on a bed of shavings and protected from the inquisitive pecks of their neighbours by a sturdy pen. We'll let them aclimatise to life on a draughty hilltop before giving them the freedom of the larger compound.

I've mentioned before that getting a good photograph of a hen is a very difficult - and it proved nigh impossible to snap the new foursome. So here's a picture of another, fairly new, red hen instead:Now all we need are eggs

6 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

I'm finding that cats are difficult to take photos of, well 1 of mine certainly is... as soon as he sees the camera he's off!

Good luck with getting the eggs! :)

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I hope you get lots of eggs with wonderful orange yolks, the way they should be.

Exam Crisis said...

The cockerel looks very grand amongst his flock. I can't believe how much they have grown

snailbeachshepherdess said...

The others have gone to their new home as well - so the log shed is empty again - for a while!
Eggs up to your knees soon I reckon!

elizabethm said...

I do so know what you mean about the difficulty of pictures. Have given up for the moment with my new white ones. Here's to eggs by the dozen!

ChrisH said...

Ah, how kind! Hope the new girls settle in happily.