I've been meaning to introduce my chickens for some time now and what better time than Easter.
We'll start with Ginger Fluff. Her motto is "Can I have a banana?"
She's the adventurer of the two. When we let them out of the coop she heads straight for the horizon. We soon learnt to have a banana nearby to lure her home.
If she could be anything she would be an explorer and go in search of tropical islands full of tasty exotic fruit. Or an Astronaut because she thinks there are bananas on the moon.
She is an Isa Brown chicken but we think she has some Leghorn to give her such pretty marbled toffee coloured feathers.
Her best friend is Maybellene whose motto is "Eat now and think later!"
She lives for eating! Her favourite treats are bugs, and tomatoes, and silverbeet, and most other things too. If she could be anything it would be a chef cooking big hearty meals using all sorts of interesting and unusual ingredients.
We think Maybellene is part Isa Brown and part goat because of her inclination to eat everything and anything.
They are very best friends. I think because there is only two of them neither seems to be the bossy one. They play little chasey games and pinch food from each other but just when you think one is being more dominant somehow the tables turn and it's the other one calling the shots
The have a whole garden to explore but they like to eat in the same area as each other.
Sometimes they look like a two headed chicken.
It's been a funny ride adjusting to having chickens. There have been times they've been threatened with an axe but mostly they are very cute and very entertaining with their funny little ways.
And of course they produce such yummy eggs! Extra bright yellow yolks and whites so fluffy you just want to make omelettes.
So that's the story of Ginger Fluff and Maybellene, the happy little chickens of Daisyland.
They wish you all a very happy and Eggsellent Easter!