Meet BIG RED – our “impostor” in the hen house (see post below) who has turned into a really sweet addition to our California farm.”
While he is pretty cool with me – read: “the one who feeds him everyday” – BIG RED does find my husband’s presence somewhat of a threat (although sometimes I think it may be the other way around!)
Big Red is “king of the hen house” – and master and lord over Gracie, Rosie, and Roxy our three adorable hens. His first love was Roxy – the black one, and now Rosie the yellow one seems to be his favorite chick - although Gracie - the white one (and the only one of Red’s same breed), seems to flirt with him all the time. Gracie is younger than the other two and I suspect it is only a matter of time before RED realizes Gracie is a perfect candidate for mating.
All three of our hens are laying eggs now – which is very cool. If you haven’t had farm fresh eggs – I recommend you check them out as they are so delicious and nutritious – and this is coming from someone who didn’t like eggs before this whole chicken raising process began! Next week – Meet Roxy – RED’s first love…Enjoy, Aprilanne
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