Edited for the correct breeds of the hens…. see comments below for details – Thanks Chris!
Yesterday welcomed 2 new girls to the coop. And today welcomed 4 more. So introducing our new girls:
Next up is our cross-breed farm chickens. Stock was being cleared out and I brought them for a song – I hope I won’t regret my decision later, as I was really hoping for pure breeds but was having a lot of trouble sourcing them.
They are rather ‘interesting’ looking girls and slightly older than the the Golden Laced girls, but are all equal in size. They are in great condition, heavy, glossy eyes and feathers.
The two darker hens are Leghorns x. I was told they are roughly 10mths old and should be laying.
The two grey girls are Wyandotte (he may have been mistaken what do you think) x ? They are very flighty and screech when they are picked up, like a cockatoo. No kidding it is scary! I am unsure if they will last as city chickens, I think they will fly over the 4ft fence at the back of the yard into the mouth of the neighbours dog first chance they get! But I will give them a few weeks to calm down and clip their wings first, before making a decision.
So that is our 6 new girls. I hope that they will be happy here and that 2 of them especially will soon settle down.