Welcome to our series "Feathered Friend Friday." Every Friday I write a post with interesting facts, photos, or funny stories about our chickens and guineas. If you need to catch up, you'll find all the Feathered Friend Friday posts here.
Last April, we introduced everyone to the 2nd group of chickens we added to our flock.
I am happy to say that they have all just turned one year old and they are doing really well! Things are slightly different from the photo above, as Fiona turned out to be our boy "Roosty Roo" and we have changed Felicity's name to "Red" in honor of my grandma. And of course now they are not awkward little chicks anymore - they are all fully grown and provide us with lots of beautiful, delicious eggs.
I am really glad that we decided to add more chickens last year. I have learned so much since then about flock dynamics, especially about integrating flocks and dealing with two roosters in one flock. It is always interesting to watch how they all interact and establish a new pecking order to keep peace in the group.
And now, since we just brought home five new chicks last week, we get to do it all over again. I love how chicken keeping is ever evolving, and you learn as you go along. The chickens always keep me on my toes and manage to teach me a lot; not just about them, but also about who I am. They have become such an important part of my life that I don't even know who I would be without them. It's hard to explain unless you've experienced it yourself, but these sweet creatures drive their way into your heart and leave an impression forever. I feel blessed and honored to be their caretaker while they are here on this Earth.
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