Today at lunchtime we braved the unsettled weather and made the trip to Chook Manor at Little River. There we purchased 4 gorgeous Brown Shaver girls who were 12 weeks old on the 5th of November.
Driving home with teenage son in the back seat, Mr SFP and I contemplated names. He wants to call one Camilla in honour of Charles and Camilla's visit to New Zealand. Funny, I never thought of him as a royalist. I like Izzy and Henny Penny. Teenage son piped up that one should be called dinner.......I'm sure he's just pulling my leg!
We got the girls home and settled into their new house and run. They spent a lovely time in the run scratching about in the weeds. I can see why people use them to condition their vege gardens before they plant them up.
The hardest thing was trying to round them up at bedtime and get them in their house. I'm hoping this will become a learned behaviour as I don't fancy chicken wrangling every night. I must admit I've made several trips down the back to check on them and count them since their arrival. It's a big responsibility being a Mother to 4 more. Plus I just checked to make sure they were all tucked in for the night. So cute to see 4 little chickens cuddled up to each other on their perch.
I'll leave you with some pictures of the girls........TTFN Mrs SFP xx