Meet Ziva, Zora and Zara. I affectionately call them the "Sistas."
If you haven't got any Speckled Sussex in your flock, get some.
Not only are they good layers of large brown eggs, but they are good bug killers.
In addition they are plenty comical too.
These 3 travel in their family pack. Always.
Yes they will co mingle with the other hens in the flock, but if 2 of the hens decide to go to the garden or a jaunt to the mailbox, then the third must go too.
Of course that has some side effects. this winter was their first. They experienced wind, cold rain, heavy snow, lots of snow and a minor blizzard. When one hen decides its too wet, cold, snowy or foggy out and decides to stay in the coop all day or all week...well the other 2 stay with her.
For 4 full weeks this trio did not venture any further from the coop than the first step.
When they finally arrived on the porch 2 weeks ago, I knew spring was sure to follow.
Spring chicks are starting to hatch all over New England and I hope to get a few more of these productive, beautiful, comical chickens.
What are you favorite or most productive critter on your place ?