Welcome to our Girls' page! As you can see, we have 3 girls: Peep (Buff Americanas), Chicken Little (Spotted Sussex), and Henny Penny (Australorp). They're 4 months old on July 4th! We can't wait for the eggs to come...
[FONT=georgia,palatino]Peep is our special girl because of her cross beak, but she's a tough cookie...never thought of culling her, just hoped she'd grow-up and be healthy! Chicken Little and Henny Penny are cool girls, too. They don't treat Peep any differently, except, they do let her eat first and don't peck her out of the way when they want to eat. Henny Penny is the 'mom' of the bunch. She's always looking around to make sure she can see the other 2 - especially Peep because she's a wanderer...[/FONT]
[FONT=georgia,palatino]We have 2 dogs: Winston and Sage. Winston is our herder, and is great at keeping an eye on the girls when they're free ranging. - Below is earlier today, 7/1/09 and the pix next to it is when they were 1 month old, once he got used to them he couldn't stay away![/FONT]
[FONT=georgia,palatino]Here's Sage. She's 11 y/0. Sage is so gentle with the chicks. Below is a pix of them when they were about 3 days old. At that time, Winston was afraid of them and wouldn't even look their way! Sage was really interested in the chicks at first, but about the time Winston got interested, Sage became sort of ambivilant towards the girls. She'll go in their pen, but only to smell them and eat their food. When they're free ranging she'd rather play in the river or bark at other dogs...she is however, quite KEEN at chasing off raccoons and other animals that don't belong in our yard needless to say, we're very grateful for her protection! [/FONT]