Monday, 26 July 2010

There's a New Hen in Town

Since we lost our lovely Dolly Hen a few weeks ago, the Rockingham Forest Cider Flock has been in need of a little boost in numbers. It's important for us that we always have three hens so that should one die, we won't end up with one hen on her own. So here's our new bird, unnamed as yet (Karen's waiting to see what kind of character she has), and showing off by standing on one leg in her temporary run. She's a Hybrid crossed with a Maran, which has given her this beautiful speckled plumage. You'll see from this short video that the incumbent flock members have had their beaks well and truly put out by the new arrival. I don't think I've ever seen such rigid attention from our hens before. There may be trouble ahead....

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