Well now things have changed with the girls BIG time! We have added @roseycosie after the major loss of Cluck-Cluck. Rosie gladly let us use her name for our then newest girl who we still need a photo of I know!
Now we have three more girls! We have two brothers that are mates of our from the allotment site who have been deployed and we took in three of their chickens. Yes I know we need photos of them as well, but they aren’t looking proper as they’re molting and refuse to have their photos taken until spring when all new feathers have come in and they look chickalous! Their names haven’t really been decided yet because I’ve not been able to spend the time with them like I was able with the first six. But I have some names I’d like to use with them, Mabel, Gretta, and Bird-Brain. It seems that the girls molt during the winter (burrr cold!) so they just wouldn’t look their best so we’ll get their new photos come spring, even new ones of the older girls of ours, because they’re all about the same age. The three new girls will be easy to tell apart, they definitely look different then the others and two are different breeds then our lot. So all we can do is hope they don’t drown or turn into ducks over the winter with all the rain! The new girls had another house put in the run just for them, but from what Si can find out, only two girls are using the new house which is good as not all nine girls are squished in the larger coop.
We also need to start getting out seeds together for the allotment and what we’ll be planting, but as I write this the allotment is a swimming hole due to two days of nothing but rain! Si took photos for me when he went to let the girls out, good thing we now have wellies as if not his feet would be drenched it’s that deep! I hope to try some corn again, spinach (us and the girls), potatoes, peas, rhubarb, our apple trees, and berry bushes, onions, carrots, garlic (trying again this year), broccoli (us and the girls), lettuce (us and the girls), strawberries (US ONLY!) sunflowers for their beauty and then the girls to peck apart again this year, some peppers Green and possibly red and Hot Peppers for the chili, maybe lavender in the tubs again this year, carrots again in the bath tubs, tomatoes, and who knows whatever else we decide or not decide to plant this year.