Have you had the chance to visit the chicken coop at the Urban Acres Farmstead yet? Our 4 grown ladies have been busy clucking away. As the weather gets warmer, they have more and more to say. It’s a great feeling to provide these hens a home in an urban setting. Today, we’ll start a four part series to introduce you to the ladies of the Farmstead’s chicken coop.
Courtney Lorraine, a.k.a. Cee-Lo
It was a beautiful spring day when the Baileys, the founders of Urban Acres, made a visit to Gecko Hardware, which also happens to be our Lake Highlands produce pickup location. It was love at first sight when the Baileys’ young daughter spotted a chick with tiny fluffy, feathered feet – a Black Cochin. She hopped into their hands and was there to stay. They named her Courtney Lorraine, a.k.a. Cee-Lo, because something about the Black Cochin‘s feathered swagger reminded them of the famous flamboyant pop artist.
The Baileys couldn’t stop loving on her. She settled into her new family and loved walking around the house while perched on Steven’s shoulder to get used to her new environment.
Fed on organic, non-GMO feed, Cee-Lo grew quickly. She loved pecking and foraging in the Baileys’ backyard, and soon it was time to move her into her new home at the Farmstead.
She is a pullet, which means she is pre-egg-laying age. We’re expecting eggs from her any day now. Out of the four ladies, Cee-Lo is always first to investigate when fresh water is put out and loves to be the first to drink.
Make sure you say hello to Cee-Lo when you visit the Farmstead. She will definitely cluck back to you.