I have some new ‘girls!’ 3 Langsham X bantam hens. They have lovely big black eyes and the softest feathers!
We picked them this morning and already we have had 2 eggs from them.
Usually you introduce new chooks to the coup at night when they are all sleeping, as it makes the transition slightly easier. However I had to put them all in together first thing this morning and so far they have gotten along with only a few fights. There is one very dominant hen, I opened the travel cage in the pen when I brought them home this morning & she walked right out, acting like she owned the place!
Here is our 3 orginal red girls, for the first time in months we have had 3 eggs in one day, I think they were trying to say ‘See we can still do it!’ 🙂 I am hoping to sell some of the eggs when they are all laying. I think I will have to build a bigger chookhouse to accomodate them all, the roost tonight was abit squeezy with them all on it… I think I will add it to my rather long ‘to do list’
Now to think of a name for them, any suggestions?