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Introducing new chooks to the resident Hannah Hen (part 3)

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This morning I woke up and quickly looked out to see if Hannah Hen had returned. But no, still no sign of her. So I went outside and let Hilda and Helen out of their coop and this time they ventured out very bravely indeed. They held their heads up high and trotted down to the edge of the garden and started scratching furiously and pecking away at the bugs and grass.

Once they were happily pottering and pecking, I left them and went inside to have my breakfast along with lots of habitual glances out the window to see if Hannah Hen was outside looking in waiting for treats. But still no. The night she went missing, our neighbour / farmer / friend had been shooting rabbits on his farm across the road and about 11pm I heard him stop just across the road from us and fire three shots. I think that must have been too much for Hannah Hen and she may have got scared and ran away.

And then just as I was trying to get on bravely with my morning, I glanced around and there was Hannah Hen looking in at me as if nothing had happened. She had no idea what angst she had caused me. But all is forgiven.

With a smile that wouldn’t leave my face, I dropped what I was doing and went out to entice her around the corner to be introduced to Hilda and Helen.

I needn’t have been worried about Hannah Hen getting pecked on. She is definitely the boss.

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5 thoughts on “Introducing new chooks to the resident Hannah Hen (part 3)

  1. Doing a happy dance here πŸ™‚ What great news that she is back!!! πŸ™‚
    Naughty chookie to have worried her mama XXXOOO

  2. I LOVE the photo of them, that she came back and that she is happy with the other hens. The part about Hannah looking in at you as if nothing had ever happened nearly brought a happy tear to my eye πŸ™‚ Happy dancing here too.

  3. Love this! I love your H names too… We decided to name our Welsummers Dutch names that begin with H ( as the breed is originally from Holland)…Hennie, Hendrika, Hilda and Heidi. I just can’t tell who is who yet, as we’ve only had them for two days.

    So glad Hannah is back and it looks as though they all get along.

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