Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Where some hens went

I donated five of my hens to a local CSA farm a few months ago. They were looking for egg layers and these were all laying but definitely in their later years of doing so. The CSA farm wasn't planning to overwinter them, so I thought this was a win-win for all involved, especially since I went a little chick happy this spring.

So imagine my surprise when I saw a post on the google group called Twin Cities Chickens asking what breed these chickens were and I recognized three of them!

So Stretchy is now Laura, The Brown One is now Almond and Lulu is now Sophie. They went to a family new to keeping chickens and I can't think of a better way to start out than with these hens. They've been around the block and are now settled into a nice little flock.

It seems even Stretchy's dark side has gone away. Lulu is reported to be the sweetest one.