Get to know the lovely hens currently living in our Science Park

Downy the Brahma

Downy the Brahma

Hatch Date: April 1, 2012
Breed: Brahma
Traits: dominant, greedy, secretly loves cuddles

What is the first thing people notice about you?

D: Inevitable, it's my size. Yes, I'm bigger than the other hens, but that does NOT make me a rooster! Once you're done ogling my size, check out my feathered feet and fierce eyes, those are my captivating features.

What is your favourite pastime?

D: That's tough. It's probably a tie between dust bathing in the coop (so refreshing) and reflecting on my day under the shady trees, by the outdoor stage.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

D: MEALWORMS. Larvae, pupae, every stage of the life cycle. What a treat!

Betty Blue the Ameraucana

Betty Blue the Ameraucana

Hatch Date: January 15, 2013
Breed: Ameraucana
Traits: quick and wily, loves foraging

What is the first thing people notice about you?

B: I'm usually making a huge mess on the pathway beside the stage, digging for worms, so people usually notice my filthy cheek feathers first. I'm also a speedy sprinter and a great egg layer (although my eggs aren’t blue like everyone thought they would be…blue genes just aren’t my thing!).

What is your favourite pastime?

B: My favourite pastime is digging and foraging. You'll usually find me by the stage among the ferns or sneaking into the garden beds when nobody’s watching. Don't mind me as I help myself to the delicious produce...

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

B: Whatever hasn’t already been snatched up by Downy, Gourd, or Ember #LifeAtTheBottom #PeckingOrderBlues.

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