In this first of a three-part series, we introduce several hens in our flock. Our entire flock includes nine mature chickens, six young chickens, and four ducks.
Miss Prissy Fuzzy Bottom
May I introduce to you Miss Prissy Fuzzy Bottom, a very special Wyandotte hen with a deformed crop and crooked toe. But don't you worry about Miss Prissy, as these issues don’t slow her down! She is the first to arrive when there are treats. Her crop swings like a pendulum when she runs, almost knocking her over. We find her enthusiasm for life absolutely delightful. She no longer lays eggs, but that's okay.
This beautiful Maran hen’s feathers are super silky, and she even has feathers on her feet. She’s rather timid, so is hard to catch if you want to pet her. She lays dark brown eggs that have a pattern on them. As she is one of the newer members of our flock, we are still getting to know her.
A Rhode Island Red, Amy is a good egg layer of brown eggs nearly all year long. She is a sweet hen who makes purring sounds when she is happy. She is one of our originals who came with us 200 miles across Washington to our home here.
Colonel Sanders has big eyes and a red comb on top of her head that flops around when she runs. Her goofiness reminds us of Heihei from the Disney movie, Moana. Her eggs are small and white. Colonel Sanders is a newer member of the flock.
Little White Bird
This rogue hen with puffy cheeks is an Americauna who lays green Easter eggs. She loves to forage and often escapes the chicken run. Little White Bird is quite clever, finding gaps in the fence or flying over the top to get out. But, she has the sweetest nature of all our hens. If you ever want to hold a hen, she is the one to pick up because she is so docile. She's been with us for several years now. She stops laying eggs in the late fall and then starts back up around New Year’s Day when it's still icy and cold out.
Dwayne (the “Bock”) Johnson
Shortly after we brought her home as a baby chick last spring, this black and white hen had signs of being a rooster. If any of the other hens appeared to be threatened, she puffed up her chest and glared at the offender. She’s turned into a protective mother hen who watches over the flock. Her eggs are brown.