Maybe it is the ‘growing’ mothering instinct I seem to have or maybe the fact I cannot bring myself to eat eggs brought from a grocery store or maybe the fact my clucky girls seem to think eggs only come out once a week – That I brought two new hens.
More you think didn’t I just giveaway the last 4 I brought? This time I talked to my husband (who is gravely missing his bacon and eggs on a Sunday) and we decided either a hybrid like the first girls we ever owned or a similar breed would suit our small scale flock . So off the boys and I went and found 2 Rhode Island Reds POL. Only $16.50 each.
But wait there is more. Oh yes my boys had pocket money with them and the damn erm lovely man working at the store let my boys cuddle the baby chicks. Oh such sweet sweet little peeps. How on earth could I resist sweet babies and the looks on my boys faces cuddling those babies? I brought two. One is a bit older than the other (guaranteed a hen) and the other is a bit smaller, theres a chance it could be a rooster, but it looks very ‘henish’ to me.
Now with my baby brain (oh yes I am using this excuse to its full extent – oh the big pile of washing up, toast for dinner, new chooks – its all because of the baby!) I cannot remember what either of these two are. The buff one is a bantam and the other has the lace collar like a sussex? Really I am not too worried. Their current home is in the guinea pig house as the piggies are free ranging in the backyard. (They escaped and only come home for good food like apples and carrots)
Meanwhile the GLW is still clucky on her ‘nest.’