My trio of comedihens are Lucy (New Hampshire red), Fanny (black-barred Cochin) and Gilda (Amercauna), hatched in May, 2011. Lucy is a loud broad; Fanny is the sweetest conversationalist; Gilda is the brains of the group, and my best layer. Each lays a uniquely different egg, making it easy to see who's holding out. So far, Fanny has unsuccessfully tried to hatch not only unfertilized eggs, but half an apple and a peanut butter sandwich. Love what they've added to our family!
Above is Fanny, during her most recent hormonal episode
Three different color eggs helps me keep up with who's contributing and who's holding out. Seems most pictures I take of the ladies are all fuzzy butts, but they are still photogenic.
Gilda's still on the fence over the issue of backyard chickens.
Lucy on the hunt for the another juicy bug.
Winding down at dusk, just chillin' and catching a few last rays on the deck. About the only time they are sitting so still that I can photograph them all at once.
Lucy in all her splendor. She is the hubby's pick for most beautiful comb.
My constant companions, especially when getting into the winter garden's tunnels to harvest some greens for our table. After getting all I needed, I had to give the girls a few minutes to snack on some tasty parsley before closing it up again.
Gossiping in the communal dust bath