Lately, the homestead has become a beacon for “home-seeking” animals. Recently, this lovely young (Barred Rock) hen joined the flock. The family that had her said that their daughter raised the hen at school and now they were moving. Thanks to their helpful neighbor and “Google,” Yogi (that’s what they called her) has a new home here at the homestead.
Since this was Yogi’s first time ever to see another chicken (since she was a chick), I wasn’t sure how she or the other hens would react; but, after a couple little spats figuring out the pecking order, thankfully, she seems to be fitting in OK. The “trick” of putting her in at night with the others seemed to have done it again.
As for the name, to her family she’ll always be their “Yogi” but to me she’s so like a “Maggie” (& who doesn’t love Maggie Smith , pray tell?) – prancing around.
Speaking of names, I think we are kind of fixated on the letter “M” with this new group of chicks (now over 4 weeks old and growing up fast!). Don’t ask me why but, so far, (3 out of 5) the new chicks’ names are all starting with the letter M (Maybelle, Marylou and Molly). Still have two more to name, so we may just break the “M” modus operandi.
Baby ducks are going to be arriving in a month or so and we have already picked out their names before they arrive. Yep, we already decided to call them after characters in “Call the Midwife” (PBS new hit BBC series) We just had to name a duck “Chummy.”
Still have lots to get y’all caught up on from homefront… stay tuned.