The hens are here! We now have a small flock of backyard chickens thanks to my dad’s generosity. He even threw in the coop which it now serviceable again thanks to some minor repairs by Hubs. Isn’t it cute? Our neighbors like it too which is good since they also have to look at it.
Sweet T is especially enjoying raising chickens in the backyard and would be content to feed the “bok-boks” all day long.
And this is the chicken formerly known as Heather. I’d like to rename her since I have several friends and a family member named Heather and it’s just not working for me. What would be a good name for a black Ameraucana mix that is slightly deranged?
Yep, she’s deranged! She kept escaping at Dad’s house, screams like a banshee if you pick her up, and the other chickens
peck pick on her. Dad was hoping she’d move up in the pecking order with a smaller flock, but not so. The first night, Rosemary and Bianca wouldn’t let her up in the coop to roost. She had to sleep on the ladder. And this morning when I went to collect eggs, there were only two. “Heather” had to lay her egg around lunchtime since the other two wouldn’t let her in the bucket.
So let’s show Heather some love with a really awesome chicken name since she’s at the bottom of the pecking order. Leave a comment below with your suggestions and I’ll choose one this week.