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The hens are here! Six beautiful ginger pullets (?) point of lay. We thought we were getting ex-battery hens but when we got there the lady had a shed full of pullets she wanted to sell, so six each for me and my sister, and I LOVE them. I have spent all afternoon with them in the garden, listening to their contented clucking and pecking. I have even mastered the art of picking them up - me who hates flapping birds! I feel a blog coming on... V excited...

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Posted at 3rd Apr 2008 - 07:23PM   Posted by KittyB   Good Day Comments: 23

Thats is a posh hen house! They are fabulous ladies and no wonder they are clucking away with a home like that! I am looking forward to your chicken tales.Very Happy

Posted by: ZoŽ on 3rd Apr 2008 at 07:35PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar congratulations will so enjoy them ...try talking in 'chicken' to them ...they only have one word ....'Becky' as in 'bec bec bec beceeeeeee' go on try it ...and no its not the 1 AprilLaughing

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 3rd Apr 2008 at 07:37PM

KittyB's Avatar Only the best for my gels you know, and yes, I have been clucking to them. Beeeeeec, bec, bec, bec... Laughing

Posted by: KittyB on 3rd Apr 2008 at 07:39PM

Elizabethm's Avatar How lovely and what a great henhouse. I know just what you mean, I love mine too, they are very good fun to have around. Looking forward to the blog.

Posted by: Elizabethm on 3rd Apr 2008 at 08:10PM

Cait's Avatar Beautiful henhouse, have you got ideas for names yet?

Posted by: Cait on 3rd Apr 2008 at 08:11PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Berludy brilliant - hens and hen house spot on and now I have hen and hen house envy . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Apr 2008 at 08:26PM

Jackofall's Avatar Is the hen house one of Mr Turner's, perchance? Makes ours look rather tatty, though it IS rather tatty anyway. And there's only one hen left to use it.

Posted by: Jackofall on 3rd Apr 2008 at 08:28PM

KittyB's Avatar Well, yes, all the paraphenalia minus food (as yet) available at North Yorkshire's finest agric merchants! As for names - Agnes, Jennet, Bella, Martha, Vera and Doris. Named after my grannies and their sisters. Can actually only tell Agnes (feisty - gorgeous iridescent orange-ginger feathers on neck) and Vera (fluffy, paler feathers than others) as yet, the other four all look very similar. Give me time and I'll be able to match a name to each of the others!

Posted by: KittyB on 3rd Apr 2008 at 08:43PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Plkease may I have photgraphs of soft furnishings....only teasing!!! It looks fantastic Kitty and I love the colour..I can see I shall have to paint our before i invie more chooks to live in chez nous.and why don't him in doors sell chook feed yet?

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 3rd Apr 2008 at 08:59PM

SallysChateau's Avatar Gorgeous, and what a grand hen house

Posted by: SallysChateau on 3rd Apr 2008 at 09:22PM

Mountainear's Avatar That is surely the Buckingham Palace of henhouses. What lucky birds they are. I hope they give you great pleasure and lay you many eggs.

Posted by: Mountainear on 3rd Apr 2008 at 09:25PM

Faith's Avatar 'Pecking em' palace surely?Laughing Kitty, I am SO jealous cos I want hens as well as doves, but husband says no room, which is true. Looking forward to hearing about them in your blogs!

Faith x

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Apr 2008 at 09:34PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Adorable! Ours have recently started laying.

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 3rd Apr 2008 at 09:34PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar They look very handsome and happy. As I would be if I suddenly found myself living in such a palatial hen-house. Hope they produce lots of tasty eggs for you.

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 3rd Apr 2008 at 10:10PM

Tattie Weasle's Avatar Definately got hen house'er mind my girls have to make do and ment as they say...did you know each hen lays an egg that is totally individual to her? I am still trying to work out whose is whose as I have got out of practice of late - too many eggs but not enough to sell. However I have very happy friends and family.
Your girls look wonderful what breed are they?

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 3rd Apr 2008 at 10:52PM

Frances's Avatar If all of you who actually have come in contact with hens feel so enthusiastic, you can only imagine what I feel, writing from a totally hen-free environment.

And still thinking about Tattie's comment about the coutour egg!

Just fabulous! And I really like the names, too.

Posted by: Frances on 4th Apr 2008 at 12:35AM

Camilla's Avatar What a fab Henhouse Kitty, how lovely to have Hens, ooh, lots of of gorgeous eggs too. Names...... little gals must have names.!!


Posted by: Camilla on 4th Apr 2008 at 01:31AM

Pondside's Avatar Gorgeous hen house Kitty!! You will love having hens! Congratulations!

Posted by: Pondside on 4th Apr 2008 at 03:44AM

See what you have done now Kittyb? Created henhouse envy.
To colour co-ordinate you need some Lavender Aracanas, beautiful dove grey birds that lay bluegreen eggs

Posted by: Miss penelope on 4th Apr 2008 at 07:53AM

Beautiful hens Kitty, They have certainly fallen on their feet with such a lovely home. You have made me impatient now to get on with getting some myself.

For anyone who has a soft spot for hens, have you seen this website?


Posted by: Fern on 4th Apr 2008 at 08:55AM

KittyB's Avatar Like the sound of those, Miss P, the eggs would match my paintwork in the kitchen!
I have now blogged about them, boringly at length, with pics...

Posted by: KittyB on 4th Apr 2008 at 09:03AM

When I kept hens I got hooked on pure breeds and had some lovely ones My favourite cockerel was a Duckwinged Yokohama, classic japanese birds beautiful colours and extraordinatry tail feathers. In Japan they are kept in special runs so that they can only walk one way so as not to destroy the feathers. It is the bird beloved of artists in Japan.

I used to buy fertile eggs from a rare breeds farm and pop them under a bantam

Posted by: Miss penelope on 4th Apr 2008 at 03:41PM

Vic's Avatar I would love to have hens but our garden isn't big enough, I'll enjoy hearing about yours though.

Posted by: Vic on 4th Apr 2008 at 06:49PM

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