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Here come the Girls

on May 4, 2012

Mrs Gillybirds is pleased to announce the safe arrival of –
Colonel Saunders
Apollo
Darling
Violet Beaudelaire
who are ISA Brown hens aged 18 to 20 weeks and are now happily pecking around the hen run here in BT9.
Yesterday was an unexpectedly glorious day for their arrival and they appear to have settled in very quickly.
The boys are enchanted for now, of course the naming was a critical part of the bonding procedure. How quickly we can see their personality traits too. Colonel Saunders was first out of the coop and is always first over to check out whats going on. The dog patrolled the run several times watching the feathered inhabitants warily before coming closer for a good sniff – Col. Saunders smartly pecked his nose and he beat a hasty retreat. Violet appears to be the most hesitant hanging back until the others have investigated the situation.
Smallest boy seems a little disappointed to learn they spend all day pecking the grass and clucking- don’t they even sing?? With a two drummers, two trombonists, a flautist and myself on the saxophone no bird could possibly compete in the musical department! They are good laying hens- that’s what they are here for, let them get on with the job.

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2 responses to “Here come the Girls

  1. Ruth Bromley says:

    I am SO jealous!!

  2. amaryllislog says:

    The ladies are lovely!

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