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Sunday, 23 May 2010

I am in LOVE!!!!!

We have some new family members.
Meet Babs, Ejay, Susie, Bebe and Kentucky
our rescued Battery hens that we collected from Little Hen Rescue today.

They are GORGEOUS! and I am smitten already!


(so named because she is the scrawniest and has the most feathers missing mainly around her bottom that resembles a Baboons Bottom - matts idea!)
Ejay - the loudest and looks like she will be the boss

Kentucky - odd SOH my son!

and finally the prettiest one


We are really pleased at how they have settled in so far, considering until yesterday they had not seen the light of day and all the space they had to 'live' in was less than an A4 piece of paper, they don't seem at all phased by live outside. They have all had something to eat and more importantly something to drink.
We were expecting them to be in a worse state than this, bald and scrawny, but they are beautiful. Apparently they came from a good battery hen farmer (if there is such a thing) = Please think twice when you buy your eggs and spend a few extra pence on Free Range Eggs

Excuse me while I go and cluck at bit more at my new babies.


  1. Now, dare I say that Babs looks just like her namesake! And as for Ejay being the loudest - well what do you expect!!!! lol

  2. awwww,they are cute.we have just got sme at work and once they settle they will start laying, takes them a while though!!!!

  3. Glad you are pleased and happy for them to have such a good home. Only buy farm fresh eggs myself and love them.
    Annette xx

  4. How fab are those. I hope you show and tell when their feathers grow and they start laying for you.
    A x

  5. Wow you are so lucky to have the space they are gorgeous xx

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  7. well done you and yours for adopting them, keep us posted on how they are doing. Love there names Kentucky made me laugh

  8. Congratulations on your new arrivals Nicks - bet they can't believe their cluck, I mean luck at all the lovely space you've provided for them.

  9. Gorgeous gals! And good on ya Nicks.

  10. Gorgeous colours especially with the sun shining on them. Lynne M x

  11. LOVE them!! I miss having chickens, and we always let ours free range, they no when to come in...unlike the kids! LOL
    Best of luck with them

  12. i'm working my way backwards through some of your posts LOL... Nicks I agree with the free range eggs thing - I always but free range when possible. Really don't agree with the pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap eggs... if only people knew...

    Good on you for giving these girls a great life... it makes my heart sing.

    Paula x x x


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