Saturday, 23 February 2013

New chickens

We went to Park Hall outside of Oswestry for the poultry auction this morning and came back with half of the chickens we would have liked. Some of the prices went a bit high and some people were obviously determined to buy whatever the price. We still came back with six chickens for just over £15 each, which is a bargain as far as I'm concerned.
 These three are French Copper Blue Marans, thought I would call them Sooty, Dusty and Rusty.
Guess which is which!

 These are Double Laced Barnvelders, there are three but one was laying an egg at the time. Haven't named these yet, have to find a way of distinguishing one from the other.
At the moment they are in separate coops and runs, just until they get used to their new home. Then they can go out in the field with the older hens and the ducks, (which are quite fascinated by them), probably next weekend and then depending on how well they mix, move into the 'Des Res' by the end of the next week.

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