The rental sign is down the girls have moved in finally. We actually brought home two buff Orphingtons, one Rhode Island Red and one Barred Rock. We think they are perfect for us. They endured their 25 mile ride home in the back of the explorer in a cardboard box. Their old home was a lot larger but they had to share the space with about 12 other birds of mixed heritage. So they have moved up in the neighborhood.
I think my favorite today is the Barred Rock. She is fluffy and so brightly colored. I think I will have a good time naming them. They rode home very quietly probably wonder "where are we going?" This farmgirl chicken mama is very happy. Now we see how they adapt to their nests and how many eggs they share with us.
Buster is not sure what to think. .He has been given the house rule to "Leave them alone".. and that he is their protector.. but I wonder how much of that he understands?