A couple of weeks ago, some friends from church moved back to the city. They couldn’t take their flock of 10 chickens with them so they were looking for new homes for them. Since our chickens had slowed in their laying, we said we’d take 4 of theirs: 2 full size chickens and 2 bantam chickens.
Between the time when we said we’d take the chickens and when we got them, our hen Sage unexpectedly died, so we were down to just three.
We picked out these four to join our flock and continued the theme of naming them for herbs and spices.
Basil is a Dominique.
Cumin is an Easter Egger who just laid her first blue eggs for us this week.
Fennel is a black silkie.
Nutmeg is a Black Cochin bantam who has been a great layer so far.
It’s taken a bit of time for the new pecking order to be established between the two groups of chickens but at this point their making it work. And now that the new chickens are settled in, we’re enjoying many more eggs. I especially like the bantam eggs as a small hard boiled egg for breakfast.