I’ve kept hens for many years, but in the last five, they have been absent from my life. Time to remedy that with these girls – seven point of lay pullets, though to be honest, some of them a quite a bit older than that. Named, naturally, after minor characters in Harry Potter. Humour me here – Molly, Minerva, Luna, Padma and Parvati, Ginny and Madam Pomfrey. It makes me very happy to have a hen called Madam Pomfrey.
They lay lovely eggs, sometimes in the nest box even! I like them very much.
The cats largely leave them alone, but the hens are freaked out by the cats. It’s very entertaining!
End of Year Edit
The hens have been a huge success!
And I have a pair of Indian Runner ducks too – Marcel and Penguin. If I thought hens were entertaining – well – they are dull compared with the antics of these two – they make me laugh out loud!