Visiting the Hens


I went out to the Hennebago yesterday to see the little ladies and take a couple of pictures.
 


My painted "barn door".....


It was early and their little door had not been opened yet so they were all standing around, waiting to come out for the day.
There was a great deal of clucking and squawking about me stepping inside with my camera
The Henna is parked just outside the barnyard fence in the winter for easy access to the frost-free water hydrant.

Suspicious of me...but not leaving that nest....

Some other ladies had used a nest and left already...

I really love having chickens.  We've had chickens for probably 15 years now.  They are, by far, my favorite animals here on the farm (after my loyal dogs, of course).  They have lots of personality, they give back (most of the time....grr), they are easy to care for, and they add just the right "atmosphere" to the old home place.  

If you are thinking about having chickens and it's possible for you to do so where you live, I say definitely go for it.  You won't regret it.

11 comments:

Prims and Annies said...

Hi..just found your blog...love the Hennebago..my husband wants chickens..to lay eggs..and we have heard that it is a lot of work and they get sick a lot. I am going to show him your blog and the hennebago...so cute.
Have a great weekend!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the old trailer as a coop. My new chicks have been here on week now. I adore them. Can't wait for the fresh eggs.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Sighing out loud - I'd love, love to have chickens - maybe someday - your girls are beautiful!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Sighing out loud - I'd love, love to have chickens - maybe someday - your girls are beautiful!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

Lynn said...

I think having chickens would be so fun. They seem friendly and also give back fresh eggs. Win-win! I wonder about winter, though. Your red trailer is perfect but do you have to heat it? Fun post.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek
www.cottageandcreek.com

Diane said...

Love the old trailer converted to the hen house! I would love to have chickens, I think they would be easy to care for....chickens and sheep. Excellent post. Diane

Blessed Serendipity said...

They look so cute. Someday I would like to have some chickens. Do they live in the red trailer?

Danielle

Our Country Bungalow said...

Yes, the chickens live in the red converted camper. It was actually cheaper than buying materials to make a mobile coop.
It seems to stay warmer thnt any other place we've housed the birds before...we've had less trouble with fighting to keep the waterers thawed in the winter. Maybe it is less drafty?
I love that it's mobile and easy to move with the farm truck or a tractor. Park it near the electric and water in the winter and move it around farther from the house and when we mow in the summer.
Thanks for your comments!
~cathy

Michelle said...

I love your blog and your chicken coupe, too fun! I hope you have a wonderful week and Stop by my blog for a visit soon!
xoxo
Michelle

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a cute trailer! Great photos of the chickens. Would love to have some of my own.

Sam I Am...... said...

That's cute...Hennabago and it seems to work great! I can't have chickens where I am now but plan on moving to where I can. I've heard people say they attract snakes. Is that true? Have you had any problem? Also, that they get sick easily? Just want to know the "bad" side of it too. It looks like you have the perfect system for them....they are lucky hens!

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