Monday, July 16, 2012


My husband brought home two more hens...
given to us from an egg farm in a bartering exchange
redeemed from a life of discomfort

meet Mimi...
a pullet who didn't have to spend too much time in a crowded coop
she is not quite at laying stage, yet...
and she is sweet as can be
she follows me and loves to be picked up

meet Lady Jane...
she is laying but, missing feathers from behind
it was only fitting she be given a dignified name...
to compensate for her undignified look

the wee chick below with mama...

for the last few months, grew from this...

to this, the pretty hen on the right

and when she was grown...
Big Red helped Kimie, to find a private place to lay her eggs

he would have to go and choose the space underneath my sewing table in the laundry room : |
never mind the hen coop

he cooed and he clucked...
and she trusted his wooings
Murdle, on the left, thought she would help

and did Kimie lay an egg?

she did!
a wee egg, smaller than a teaspoon...
but, she laid an egg

For I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
and though after my skin worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see God
Job 19:25-26

May your day or night be blessed in God's grace and mercies.


  1. Awww, sweet little chickens...I just love my chickens! I love that stool you have in the pictures. You'll have to check out my new "scarecrow" I'm going to be blogging about soon.

  2. Awww.. Congratulations on the new arrivals.

  3. What a lucky, well loved flock. :o)

  4. Isn't it great that chickens are so pretty, fun to watch and give us eggs that we just wouldn't want to be without? Seems like our Creator thought of everything! Imagine that ! By the way, I have a stool like yours which I painted white with a touch of pink and added some pretty pink roses to it. I showed it in a post some time ago. ----------------- Shannon

  5. Chickens luxury life!

  6. I had no idea Big Red took such an interest in helping the gals find a quiet place to lay their eggs. That is cute!!!

  7. What a delightful story! Your poultry are lovely. I would have chickens if I could, but cannot as my town won't allow it. You'd be surprised what they do allow! Never mind! Thanks for commenting on my blog and I intend to research the magnesium issue. Anyway it allowed me to find your blog and I hope you won't mind if I follow you. I see my friend Vickie visits here too. She too has poultry. Have a nice week!

  8. I would love to have some chickens. That young hen is the prettiest I have ever seen. What breed of chicken is she?

    1. Karen, I believe the hen is probably a mix of Rhode Island and Welsummer, not real sure. Breeds are so mixed here anymore and no one keeps track of breeds. They are just "chickens" to the islanders. If I were to ask someone here, what breed? they would give me a strange look : )

  9. Hi Jean:
    I love the way you always tell such a sweet story with your photos...
    And I love your chickens...what a great place you live in :o)

    Have a great day
    Linda :o)

  10. Oh, Jean~ I'm so glad you got some more "friends" for Murdle!! Mimi and Lady Jane are very pretty!