Sunday, 10 January 2010

Beasties in the snow.............





I took these this morning; everyone looked cold, but was busy rushing around to get their breakfasts, so that should have kept them warm enough!
This little hen is Dude - the single chick we hatched last summer; she was hatched by Barbara above, but she's now twice the size of her! Her mum was a CC Legbar, and William the Maran cockerel was the father. She's a lovley little hen, quite friendly and very pretty. Will be interesting to see what colour eggs she lays - CCLegbars lay blueish eggs, and Marans a very dark brown. Purple????

4 comments:

Tea with Willow said...

Lovely photos of your animals - they all look the picture of health, even in this cold weather. Amazing how they adapt isn't it?!

Willow x

MrsL said...

They're better at this cold than me, that's for sure!!! The ducks sit down on the snow - I think it insulates them. The goats eat it..........

MoominMamma said...

Oh I do love the goats! I didn't realise you had goats, I've been reading the blog for a year now so it just goes to show how observant I am!!
Bless the little hen, she's lovely - there's not many birds I'd consider getting close to, or even touching but chickens are one of them. I'd love to have some of my own one day.
Stay warm little beasties! xx

a.rogue said...

I am lookig forward to seeing pictures of purple eggs! :) Or whatever colour they end up!
Lovely beasties...
Alice