three (and in this case “Free”) is a magic number

Hi All,

And most especially Harvey of the illustrious blog “The Tassie Farmer” and his wonderful wife and delightful children who are in the process of “Movin out to the country” and joining we hillbillies in our horticultural endeavours. Harvey would like a few hens and we have more than enough of the clucking egg ridden dears than we could possibly handle so we are most grateful to anyone who wants to offer some of them a good home. Florida is going to get some of them as well. Here are some photos so that Harvey and his family can decide on those hens that call to them…

This is one of 2 black hens. We were told that they were NOT Australorps but they look most suspiciously like them. They are good for both eggs and meat birds

You can see the 2 white leghorn hens in this photo as well as another one of the black hens. The other 2 are most probably roosters as their feathers changed from pure black to black, brown, red, gold, green and blue so I won’t offer either of them to you :o)

This is one of our original hens that we bought as babies in April 2011. They didn’t start to lay till Spring 2011 so they are still young. If you would like this one, she is a wyandotte/Australorp cross. She is very pretty and follows us around as in her tiny hen mind Humans = Food. She lays a nice light brown egg every couple of days

Here is another one of 2011 vintage hens. I am offering you a choice of them if you like as they are already laying. The younger ones are not laying yet and most probably wont lay till later on in the year (after winter). These girls are not a year old yet and we don’t mind if you would like to choose from some of them as well. These wyandotte cross girls (I can’t tell you what they are crossed with) are pretty and regularly lay.

I haven’t got any more photos as most of the hens are laying about under shrubs somewhere to get away from the heat. Let me know if you are interested in any in particular and we can isolate them and take better photos. We can always bring them to you if you like as we have a dog crate that we used to pick up hens in the past. Let us know what you want to do :o)


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kym
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 17:02:14

    Oh Fran is that offer on for me too? Lol. I love the last two. I can feel all sorts of names coming on, like Henny Penny and maybe even a Frannie 🙂


    • narf77
      Feb 04, 2012 @ 18:39:26

      If you can find a way to get them you can have them! They come with 6 cats and an American Staffordshire Terrier named Earl… :o) how is your weekend going? Earl is carrying around a spent Fruity Lexia bladder all over the place. He occasionally stops and chews at it and has had Fruity Lexia breath all day like father like son!


  2. Harvey
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 18:38:44

    Hello Fran, so great to talk to you this afternoon! We picked up a nice little rabbit two-storey cage for some chooks to sleep and lay in. We are so excited to be getting chooks again. W had about 7 in NSW and miss them heaps! We had silkies and bantams and a couple to Isa’s. I love the little black hen and the very pretty Wyandotte/Australoop and Wyandotte Cross. If a couple of them are laying that would be amazing. If not we will be patient. Just having chooks again will make us a very happy little family! Thank you so much for your kindness. I can come and collect them, I have three cat boxes and would like a little sneak peep at your place after Natalie raved about it so much last year at college. I am free either Sunday (5th or Monday the 6th). But I will fit in with you. 🙂


    • narf77
      Feb 04, 2012 @ 18:45:27

      (must thrash Natalie when I see her next :o) Monday is going to be a lot cooler than Sunday. Is it possible for you to come around after lunch Monday? Steve isn’t going to be here in the morning so after lunch would be great. We will catch the little black hen (soon to be a big black hen) who isn’t laying and the other 2 are laying . The black one is younger (only just) than the other ones but should be laying soon. We will put them in the enclosed area on Monday morning and Steve can have some fun catching them in the afternoon and putting them into the carrier. Can you bring a cardboard box? If not, I will ask Steve to pick one up in town on Monday. See you Monday afternoon if thats ok and please PLEASE pay NO attention to Nat, Serendipity Farm is full of weeds, covered in blackberries, there are piles of debris all over the place and due to the lack of rain, it is somewhat arid (and don’t forget totally scratched all over by our multitudes of hens…) :o) on the positive side… we do have a nice view :o)
      Give us a ring on Monday and we will tell you how to get here


  3. Kym
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 21:07:28

    You said you have a “great dog crate” and “we can always bring them to you.” lol


  4. Florida
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 06:29:08

    Good morning to all. I am trying to catch up on all you blogs but you are always way ahead. I am looking forward to being in new house and having a little me time, away from tradies, tip truck drivers, carpet layers etc. I am relocating the chookie girls today to their new home so the will be in residence befor us, but I figure I am at Westbury everyday so they may as well be there as well. The will NOT like being put into cardboard boxes for the move, they are after all princesses!
    I will look forward to our new additions in the next few weeks and have told
    their ladyships to their soon to be extended family. I will give youd plenty of warning of when we will arrive to pick them up, or maybe Guy could pick them up?
    Love to all.


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