Four more, to be exact.
Meet Millie (we call her M2), Rosie, Louise, and Speck.
They are young-ish pullets that came to live with us this week. They are Rhode Island Reds, and from the looks of it, a few months behind – age wise – than our April 2009 chicks. They are sweet and fit into the flock beautifully.
They come from a family not far from here who found that continuing to have chickens wasn’t working out for them right now – and we were fortunate enough to be the recipient of these lovely ladies.
Honestly – I think our Millie (aka M1) and Henrietta are a little relieved to have some kin added to the flock. It’s funny how birds of a feather do – actually – flock together. I was watching them the other afternoon kinda hanging out together and older/wiser Millie and Henrietta seemed to be giving the new girls the insider tips. It’s been fun watching them interact!
These four came to us not having roosted at night before. It took them a few nights, but they they soon not only figured out HOW to roost – but exactly WHERE they want to roost – and they’re willing to defend their spot! 🙂
I love Rhode Island Reds… probably because our first four were RIR’s too. It’s been great fun getting to know these girls – and we’re so glad to add them to our family!
(Mystery – on the ladder to the right – getting ready to ask if she can scootch in with the new girls.)