Happiness is…

December 1, 2011
…a chicken giddy with excitement running across the run to reach you when she sees you.
…eggs in a nesting box.
…the first one out of the coop pop up door in the morning.
…snuggling together on the roosts at night.
..singing the egg song to announce the arrival of a freshly laid egg.
…digging for worms after a fresh rain.
…taking a dust bath.
…fresh vegetables and fruits.
…relaxing in a nesting box filled with aromatic dried herbs.
…jumping on top of a log and being the tallest chicken around looking out into this newly elevated world.
…hatching eggs.
…raising a brood of chicks
…listening to the chickens talk.
…warm oatmeal with raisins.
…being loved by a flock of henny girls.
Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest


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7 thoughts on “Happiness is…”

  1. If you put it to the music of My Fair Lady's "Favorite Things", you could have a new chicken song…lol

    When my Ashes dies in October and a couple of girls were broody, It was so quiet, I hated it. Now, with my new little family, its noisy again. I love it!

  2. I am so happy for you SAKim! Ashes somehow up in Silkie heaven made your little slice of chicken heaven on earth right again. Animals are magical. I am so happy that you have lots of little ones to constantly keep you on your toes and entertained. They are a lovely little family.

  3. Hey, those " ladies " look familiar!!!
    Are they who I think they are? Why, that's Lacy Lou and Chestnut of the famed Cottage Hens from Dandelion House! There is something special about having the girls come running when they see me headed for the coop! I love it, and since you have started blogging about your girls, I have a deeper place in my heart for mine!
    too cute!

  4. I just love your blog and your dedication to your girls, and the photos are gorgeous! I too have a few girls, although they haven't started laying yet. My latest surprise is that Meggy is surely a rooster, not a hen! We are just waiting for the confirmation crow. I am writing about my flock much more loosely than you on The Girls and Me. If you'd like to check it out, I'd love your feedback. I totally get your joy in raising hens!

  5. Thank you for such kind words Lynn-ann! I would love to check out your blog 🙂 I can relate about Meggy! I had to rehome two Silkie roos that we were very attached to. Glad you stopped by! All the best.


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