Thursday, September 29, 2011

Autumn 2011

Fall is here, and for Darla, Buffy, and Carmen this is their first experience with cold weather. Lily is used to it, but she is really showing her age. I doubt she will make it through the winter.

The three young hens are doing well and laying lots of eggs.

Buffy the Buff Orpington is the top hen and is downright mean to the others. Her obnoxious squawks can wake the dead. Hard to believe she was once my favorite chick.

Darla the dark sexlink is not as loud, but loves to fly up onto the deck and eat my tomatoes. I can’t bring myself to clip her wings.

Carmen the golden sexlink is my favorite. She is petite and sweet and lays big eggs, often with two yolks. She coos like a dove and is often alone in her ramblings.

The young ones still sleep out of the house, but I hope they move inside when the temperature dips into the 30s. I don’t think Lily would mind the company.