My name is Petunia and I am a Green Queen. If you Googled me, you would think I’d be mostly white and produce green eggs; life is, however, not always as you plan it. My chick fluff turned into iridescent black-green feathers with not a trace of white. And my eggs – I’m proud to say I am the first to lay in our little flock of four – are small and brown, but they won’t be any less delicious. As with people, it is what on the inside that counts, not what you see on the outside.
Hen Zen Cluck: Whatever your expectations, accept what is and embrace reality.
My name is Rose, and I am an Easter Egger. We are a variety of chicken, not conforming to a specific breed which means we don’t all look the same. My eggs are likely to be colored from blue to green, or olive to aqua, perhaps even pinkish, but in the end, they could also be common or garden brown. And whatever I start out laying will be what I continue laying. The anticipation is immense. I am also a flyer, always seeking out the highest landing spot I can find – I like to get the best view possible.
Hen Zen Cluck: However high you fly, be happy with who you are.
My name is Poppy, and I am a Welsummer which, unlike Rose and Petunia, is a true breed. We come originally from Welsum in Holland and were brought to the US in 1928. We’re known for our deep reddish brown egg color, some of which may also be speckled. Fun fact: the famed Kellogg’s Rooster was a Welsummer. I am a happy, quiet hen; I love to stretch out in the sun and warm my feathers and enjoy life.
Hen Zen Cluck: Bask in the warmth of your surroundings.
My name is Daisy and I am a Salmon Favorolles; we’re a French breed of chicken, developed in the 1860s, and brought to New York in the late 1800s. I was bright yellow like a little Easter chick when I hatched but I’ve feathered out into a pretty salmon and white hen, with feathered legs and feet, and a fifth toe. I’m friendly, and quite big and fluffy, and get very excited about the special daily treats we get.
Hen Zen Cluck: Find joy in the small special things in life.