Meet the Fabulous Four:
They arrived in the mail yesterday, via mypetchicken.com. I had ordered five, and that's what we got, but one was dead. The Easter Egger bantam hens are now three days old. My daughter, Madeleine, and I had eagerly awaited them for almost a month (I had chosen Sept. 27 as the delivery date, and they came a day late). My husband was not so eager -- he thought the money spent on a coop, medicated feed, watering dish, feeding station, wood shavings, everything but dress-up clothes, would have been better spent on shoes and maybe a few postage stamps. We're hoping he'll end up being charmed by the little ladies. It's about time Chicken Corner had some chickens scratching around the yard.