Monday, 22 August 2011

Next door's hen

A few months back some chickens appeared next door. I love chickens and had high hopes that, given time, they might start to wander into our garden... and they have.

One chicken in particular is very brave and has made herself right at home.


Here she is knocking at Cottontails door:


Sometimes she even comes in and sunbathes on the carpet.





And Felicie hen is very pleased to have a new friend...



I am hoping that given time she might become yet another useful member of the Cottontails team. Perhaps she could start by writing a review of our handmade wooden hen house and little felt hens?




But in the meantime she seems content just to dig holes everywhere. Particularly in the Cottontails Kitchen Garden. Hmmm. Naughty hen.

7 comments:

Kate (Leaff's head blogger) said...

Charlotte! That pic of the hen sunbathing is amazing! So funny! Great post as always!

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

How wonderful to have befriended such a stunning hen! You will need to find out her name, or if she doesn't have one, give her one! I love the sunbathing on the carpet!! watch out next she will be setting up her nest in your tea room! lovely blog, I will visit again soon ;o)

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

I know - she stretches out her wings to catch the sun, or so it seems :) And at least when she is doing that she isn't destroying the garden!

sue15cat said...

I love seeing the hens sunbathing in the garden, although to a lot of folk it can appear as if they've died en-masse.

They do enjoy the sunshine, watch out for your veggies though....they enjoy them too!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I would like to see that gorgeous Hen House life size for all the Hens nect door, wouldn't that be lovely?

Sarah x

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh sunbathing hen, I love it!

Sarah said...

Well, she's the absolute spit of our chicken Mable!

It's lovely to watch ours sunbathe. Especially when they do it in a group. One decides to and then another and another.....

Oh yes, they are handy in the veg patch! Just when we thought we had dug up all the new potatoes, they dug one up yesterday ;)