New Additions to the Hen House

Hello backyard chicken fans! Today, we're introducing our two newest members of the flock. After our hen Aretha turned out to be a dude, we re-homed him and mourned his empty space on the roost bar. So after a couple of months wondering when and if we should get more chickens, we took the leap!

Meet Billie (a Barred Rock) and Nina (A Buff Orpington). These two girls are only four months old, about 10 weeks younger than our existing hens. We're still in the getting to know you phase, which brings with it lots of chasing and squawking as the ladies establish their pecking order. But it all seems to be going very well so far. Here are the newbies, Billie and Nina: