New Chickens!

We’ve only had our one chicken Dorothy for a while now, since her friends passed away. They were all battery hens which we adopted and not all of them live very long due to the stressful start in life.

Dorothy

We decided it was time to get her some friends!
Meet Audrey and Margo 😀

Audrey and Dorothy

We got them from a local chicken farmer. Audrey is an Amber Star and Margo is a White Star. They’re hybrids.

Audrey
Audrey

Margo
Margo

They’re in a pen at the moment whilst they get used to their new home and so Dorothy can see them. We’ll introduce them properly in a few days and soon they’ll all be scratching around the garden together.

Margo and Dorothy

We’re often asked how the cats get along with the chickens. They mostly just ignore each other. When the cats first met chickens they got flapped at which soon made them realise that chickens weren’t easy prey. Now they all have a healthy respect of each other and neither cats or chickens bother each other.

Pixie and Dorothy

2 Comments

  1. how charming they are! and kudos to you for rescuing these poor ladies, giving them a lovely home to enjoy the rest of their days. i hope i can have a place one day where i can do the same.

  2. Oh! I love chickens! I used to keep ducks and spring always brings my girls to mind. I’d love to have chickens! They’re little cooing sounds are so relaxing. My next door neighbour has four and they are always getting my scraps and also cadge food off their pony, Andy, whom I also feed daily. I suggested getting ducks or chickens just yesterday and was turned down without hesitation! Oh dear. I’ll just have to look at yours.

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