Chickens

A selection of the hens we've owned at Hopton House over the years.
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" ....someone forgot to put the hens away at night and the fox came for dinner. 6 of Puss's friends were taken and Puss was the 7th course on the menu. The fox took a big bite from Puss's neck, then Mitsi the dog saved the day and chased the fox away. Puss was very ill for 5 days. Puss lived in a big basket and Karen hand fed her and gradually she recovered - though she was a little lopsided. Then the coldest winter for 20 years struck and Puss felt it right through to her bones. Arthrit...

" ....someone forgot to put the hens away at night and the fox came for dinner. 6 of Puss's friends were taken and Puss was the 7th course on the menu. The fox took a big bite from Puss's neck, then Mitsi the dog saved the day and chased the fox away. Puss was very ill for 5 days. Puss lived in a big basket and Karen hand fed her and gradually she recovered - though she was a little lopsided. Then the coldest winter for 20 years struck and Puss felt it right through to her bones. Arthrit...

Honey the buff cochin chicken | Lovely big birds with feathery trousers and voluminous bloomers

Honey the buff cochin chicken | Lovely big birds with feathery trousers and voluminous bloomers

Shazza, the ASBO chicken. You won't meet a louder, more abusive hen. If there was trouble to get into Shazza would get into it. A speckled Sussex

Shazza, the ASBO chicken. You won't meet a louder, more abusive hen. If there was trouble to get into Shazza would get into it. A speckled Sussex

There's a new kid in town. One of our new dark brahma hens, or Larry as she's known to her friends

There's a new kid in town. One of our new dark brahma hens, or Larry as she's known to her friends

Our new dark brahma chickens on their second day free ranging. They're very characterful hens with trousers!

Our new dark brahma chickens on their second day free ranging. They're very characterful hens with trousers!

Chicken photobomb. I was trying to take a photo of Mitsi the B&B dog

Chicken photobomb. I was trying to take a photo of Mitsi the B&B dog

A few of our hens enjoying a sunny day

A few of our hens enjoying a sunny day

A Sussex ranger. This hen is a light Sussex cross and bred for laying

A Sussex ranger. This hen is a light Sussex cross and bred for laying

This old lady is a speckedly. She no longer lays but this breed lay dark brown eggs. These are the very best eggs for poaching and frying.

This old lady is a speckedly. She no longer lays but this breed lay dark brown eggs. These are the very best eggs for poaching and frying.

This is Ina, the Friesian Fowl. These are my favourite breed. It's a rare breed from Holland and lay white eggs which they like to hide. Very flighty nature and can also fly long distances

This is Ina, the Friesian Fowl. These are my favourite breed. It's a rare breed from Holland and lay white eggs which they like to hide. Very flighty nature and can also fly long distances


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