Monday, January 18, 2016

Radical Homemaking | New Girls on the Block

It's Monday - time for our weekly installment of Radical Homemaking. Interested in learning more about what that means, check out THIS post and THIS post. 

Last week, I shared the sad news about our backyard flock. It could have been a coyote or a bobcat. There was no carnage, no bodies or signs of a fight. It was as if our hens had been raptured. So strange. Our sole surviving hen, Gladys, has been nervous and lonely this week. Hens are meant to live in community with other hens, so today I took my family to a local farm, east of Dallas, to select some new coop mates for Gladys.

We selected three 4-month-old hens to join our backyard flock. I really wanted to add some color to our egg supply, so we decided on an Americauna, a Deleware, and a Welsummer. I'm happy to introduce you to our new girls!

Wilma the Welsummer (dark terracotta egg color).

Pearl the Deleware (creamy brown egg color).

Maude the Americauna (blue-green egg color).


Connie said...

Oh my.....such lovely young ladies. Hope all is happy in the hen house.

Emily said...

Wishing your new flock well!

CM said...

Be careful introducing one hen to a larger group. Single hens are quickly out numbered by outside group dynamics ie. the pecking order and can be quickly pecked and bullied to death. Better to choose a smaller single bird then later get an even number to help even out any competition.