Our hens have become fairly tame, are easy to catch and seem to enjoy being held. At times they even vie for attention.

Pictured here with Abbot Christian are Pauline and Flo. Our forty-five hens were raised at the Monastery, purchased when then were just a few days old. Since it was winter when the chicks arrived, they were given quarters with heat lamps until they were several weeks old. They were also fed special feed for chicks.

Our flock is very “free range,” the lap of luxury for chickens, which they take for granted, and produce hearty and healthy eggs for daily fare for the monks’ table.

Blessed new week.

Abbot Christian and the monks