Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's time for a hen party! ;-)

Today the chickens are one year old!
Happy birthday Loretta, Tammy, Dolly, 
Emmy Lou and Jenna Rae!
Today they go from being pullets to officially being hens. :-)

I'm still gathering between 3 and 5 eggs every day. 

Miss Dolly is still sweet.

Miss Loretta is still the one to do everything first,
including now being the first to peck at me!
She's even drawn blood once or twice...
I am threatening the stew pot!

I know most people view chickens as just yard birds 
and eggs as just something that appear in cartons 
on their grocery shelf 
and they don't ever think one more thing of it.

But to me, raising chickens has been a very rewarding,
very educational experience and I am so  thankful for it.
It's made me think about a simple little thing like an egg.
And what a wonderful, amazing thing it really is.

I plan to add three more chicks to the flock next spring.
Can't wait! :-)


Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Hens! What a cute post - I love to visit your blog...love your photos - AND your recipes!

Terri said...

I know exactly what you mean. We live in the City, but we got 5 hens this spring, and I think of them as my pets. We haven't gotten any eggs yet, but I'm thinking any day now we will. We're all having so much fun with them!