Okay, maybe “love” is a bit of an exaggeration, but I now have proof positive that my chickens no longer hate each other. Here they are, all in the run, sharing food and water, and NO PECKING!
We welcomed two new babies to our family last week.
These two little lovelies are Basque hens (also known as Euskal Oiloa). They are the sweetest little things! They are friendly, and calm, and love to cuddle.
We’re taking things slowly, though. It’s not that easy to add new little ones to the coop. The big girls are a bit peeved that they have to share, and the pecking order has to be readjusted. So they’re still in separate coops during they day, and until the little ones can sleep with the big girls, we have to take them inside at night so they’ll stay warm enough.
But they’re worth the extra effort. I love them to bits already.