My lovely friend, Joanna keeps 6 hens, all named after female singers. They are all different colours & they certainly have different personalities!
Dolly is the Queen with her sidekick Nina who has the badass attitude towards the lower ranks & is the drama queen. Emmy-Lou is beautiful but a little bit 'feather-brained'. She never notices when the flock has moved on.
Gladys lays beautiful light green eggs, is very chilled & is everyone's best friend, whilst Dusty is bright & brave and is constantly planning The Great Escape.
Joanna's favourite is June (nicknamed Buckbeak) because she's bottom in the 'pecking order' & gets picked/pecked on by the others. However, this doesn't stop her barging up to the front at food time. Joanna always saves a treat for Buckbeak & gives it to her when the others aren't looking!
I loved photographing these ladies. It's certainly very different from my usual pet photography. They didn't listen to a word I said.....
Many thanks to Joanna for giving me the character descriptions of The Hens of Blease Hall @hensofbleasehall