Too Much Attention

The other weekend, we sold ten of our two-year-old hens and they moved to a happy new home. It was sad to see them go, but we did this because our flock had grown too large for the size of our coop. And because of their age, egg production was beginning to decline.

In the big coop we’ve now have seven hens. One is Little, a two-year-old hen (Hannah’s favorite chicken). The other six girls won’t be egg producers for another few months.

What this means is that our two roosters, Colonel and Gilfy have only one hen upon which to bestow their affection. Poor Little.

This evening I peeked in the coop and found the new girls cuddled up with Colonel. Gilfy, very handsome, but a bit of a misfit was off on his own.

new hens in the house

Where is Little?

IMG_1449

Could she get any further away from the guys? I’ve yet to plant anything in the coop flower box, but when confined to the run (usually only at night) this is her spot.

Too many guys is never a good thing.

This entry was posted in , and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Bog Brook Cove Bluff

A couple of years ago, Hannah and I hiked one of the Bog Brook Cove trails in Trescott. I remember discovering a lovely cove inhabited by seals at the end … Continue reading

sturgeon full moon Evening Walk on the Sunrise

Hannah and I both spent the day working. Come dinner time, we felt the need to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful day. We headed to Machias, parked and walked … Continue reading

Hannah's 18th Birthday Eighteen

She’s 18 today. In the blink of an eye, she’s grown up. No longer is she the shy little girl who did her best not to stand out – all … Continue reading

monarch chrysalis Monarch Caterpillar Becomes a Chrysalis

Yesterday was a lucky day for me. I was working at home day on website projects when I noticed one of the caterpillars Hannah and I have been raising hanging … Continue reading

The Lobster Chair

The WHRL’s summer fundraising auction held over the weekend had a new feature this year. In addition to the raffle-style auction, we had a “Chair-ity” silent auction. Local artists decorated … Continue reading

hannah dancing moose The Dancing Moose

The summer season is short here along the coast of Maine. For me, doesn’t feel as if summer is in full-swing until Milbridge Days, our community celebration. It’s a fun … Continue reading