Sunday, April 18, 2010
Coops #12-#15, near Dr. Andreaus' ticket site:
13. New on the Tour in 2010! Come visit the Elks Lodge for Wayward Hens. Loretta Hen, is the matriarch, a feather-footed Brahma bantam who traveled with us to/from Colorado in a small car with two dogs, one cat, and all our belongings needed for 6 months. We also have Belgian d'Anvers, small only in stature, these birds were once show chickens. Our Buff Orpingtons are our steady egg layers. The largest but also the sweetest hens of the bunch - they are our gentle giants. The flock loves the company of people, as much as oatmeal and banana treats, so please come visit.
15. We have made great use of what was an overgrown, unused narrow side yard and have four beautiful hens (three different breeds) in a large run nestled outside our master bath windows and between our house and our neighbors. A six foot tall privacy fence and hedges give our chickens privacy! Our girls are two years old now, a Barred Plymouth Rock, Dominique, and two Silver-laced Wyandottes. They provide fabulous eggs and great compost for our organic vegetable gardens and large perennial beds. Our girls are wonderful pets too; each with their own personalities: Ida, Gladys, Polly, and Della are named after strong Southern women in our ancestry.
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