Our little flock has changed a bit in the last month or so. We have had two young roosters leave and go to new homes and added a hen and two young pullets to our flock. Our newest additions are Penny, Rose and Bella. All three of our new girls are Rhode Island Reds.
With the new additions, there was a bit of a shake up in the flock’s pecking order but all seems to have been worked out and the flock is cohesive once again.
Henry, our remaining rooster has finally learned to crow! He lets everyone know when it is time to wake up and start the day, but he is very concientious of our neighbors, so he crows at a level that won’t disturb them. He gathers the ladies nightly, and hustles them back into the coop and waits for us to shut the door. Once everyone is inside, he takes the highest roost and settles in for the night.
We never would have thought we would enjoy this critters quite as much as we do, but they have truly added a new dimension to the farm. The alpacas are quite enamoured with them still, and Mason, the Wonder Dog, takes guarding them just as seriously as guarding his herd.
Pictures to follow soon!