Especially when perusing the classifieds one reads:
"Rhode Island Red Hens
9 months old
$price can't be beat
...er well that is how I read it anyways! So of course I jumped on it and called right away. You have to understand that around these parts you just don't see almost whole grown (interpret as egg laying age) hens for sale in the paper. Especially after feeding the things all winter. No sirree!
So I called my very understanding boss, to ask if I might be able to take my lunch break just a wee bit early to go acquire the lovely hens. Did I mention that I have a very understanding boss? And of course I pointed out that this way we might all have farm fresh eggs (yes, I will resort to bribery when necessary!) But of course my very understanding boss said sure that is fine no problem. (Translate to "I get the first dozen." just kidding!)
And here they are already making themselves to home...
and a close up of the lovely ladies....
And they were so please with their new "digs" that they gave me this by the time I got home at the end of my work day...
I of course am thrilled and I hope for many more!