New Chickens

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.
new chickens
Basil is a Dominique.
basil
Cumin is an Easter Egger who just laid her first blue eggs for us this week.
cumin
Fennel is a black silkie.
fennel
Nutmeg is a Black Cochin bantam who has been a great layer so far.
nutmeg

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.

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3 Responses to New Chickens

  1. grafixmuse says:

    So sorry about Sage. The new additions are all so pretty. I love the colors of Cumin’s feathers. Glad they are settling in.

  2. Robin says:

    Sorry to hear about Sage. Congrats on the new chickens! They are quite beautiful and have found a good home!

  3. Marcia says:

    Emily – I didn’t realize that Fennel would look so different. The feathers look more like fur. Glad you’re feeling better, too.

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