that we had some of these in the garden! Henny Penny recently visited Minnie's preschool and flapped around, sitting on the children's laps and having a lovely time. We would love to have hens here at the Blue House but I think the mad Golden Retriever/cute little Hen mix is not a good one. I think any additions to this family need to wait until the dog has calmed down (please, let this happen) and until we have built a super hen house.
My parents have always had chickens so we grew up with hen friends, bright yellow yolks and lots of egg based puddings - I still love a good baked custard. And baked rice pudding, Pavlovas and creme caramel... And french toast, quiche and home made ice-cream (I think our home made vanilla ice-cream is almost the best thing in the world).
Hats off to those hens that make this endless indulgence possible. What would we do without you?