12 July 2013

Tiny's Chickens...


About six moths ago, Tiny figured out the whole chicken and egg thing... Not which came first, but that eggs come from chickens and chickens come from eggs. We watched chickens hatching from eggs on youtube, over and over and over and over...


At around the same time, the opportunity came to adopt some beautiful Brahma hens. Company for our lonely remaining chook, Private, and a chance for eggs of our own. Tiny was excited.


Three hens for three Owlets. Big Owlet named her chicken Fawn. Little Owlet's chook is the biggest. She named her Alexandra, while Tiny named her chicken "my Lily".


Lily likes to sit on Tiny's windowsill, staring in at us.


And Tiny loves to climb into the chook pen to look for eggs, pat chickens and just hang out, an hour at a time. They're among her best friends. She never ceases to amaze me with her love for life and all living things. She never runs out of things to do and is never stuck for conversation.

I'm looking forward to the spring with Tiny. Permaculture plans, a new space for the chickens and room for Tiny to stretch her legs with them while I garden nearby. It's going to be wonderful.

Do you have any plans afoot?
Any chickens in your garden to love?

Happy weekend, peeps. xx


  1. Oh your chickens are just beautiful. We initially started with two chickens and we ended up with 7 (one being a rooster called Otto Von Strutt.)

    It was a sad moment when we were forced into downsizing and we had to sell our flock because they gave us all so much joy, as well as a lovely supply of different coloured eggs.

  2. So sweet.

    Little eco sits in the chook pen for hours on end also.

  3. I love these photos and your chickens are gorgeous. Oh my, Tiny is GROWING UP!

  4. Gorgeous pictures!! I wanted chickens for years and years, we finally got them in March last year and it's been a revelation how they have made our little family expand so much. I love their personalities, the funny noises they make when they find a special treat, and the games they play when 3 of them are trying to fit into the one nest box.


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