Hens of la Casa del Molí
Hens of la Casa del Molí are going to star the second episode of our blog.
It is almost 2 months since a couple of young feathered guests landed at Casa del Molí’s garden.
Even though we named them quite similar they are significantly different. Quica and Queca are our beloved hens and following you will find a brief description of them:
Queca, with a magnificent grey blue feathering, is the oldest chicken and also the greediest, in other words the mistress of the house hen. Queca is a blue HF hen, a hybrid race that brings a unique feathering together with a high rusticity and an excellent egg production. Its feathering, which ranges from ash blue to blue with black stripes, leaves nobody indifferent breaking the stereotype about laying hens having a common feathering. Queca lays an egg daily, usually in the early morning. It is a quite fierce hen as it doesn’t like at all being grabbed. However it is always the first to come out of the hen house when somebody is around to be the first to feed. Queca loves to eat insects and doesn’t let scape any earwig or worm that comes across it.
The second on board is Quica. Quica is a Sussex laying hen, native to United Kingdom. Sussex hens have very good resistance to cold weather and they are quite robust. Even though Quica is the youngest she is already bigger than the other hen. Quica’s feathering is mainly white, except some black stripes at the base of its neck and its tail. In the other aspets Quica is totally different from the other. Quica can be hold on arms easily, eats gently from your hand, doesn’t eat insects and… it still doesn’t lay eggs even though we are expecting to get the first one soon as her crest is almost completed.
Laying hens from la Casa del Molí are fed with a special mix of grainsuitable for laying eggs. We complement it with some insects as well as some vegetables waste that before was ending up in the bin.
Dear reader we close this episode encouraging you to come and stay at Casa del Molí and its surroundings. According to lasts guests we have hosted we can ensure you the kids will love to go picking eggs in the early morning, feed the hens, etc.
And taking advantage of Easter holidays… What about spending a nice time with kids decorating on of the eggs layed by the hens of la Casa del Molí?