Our new flock we took on as 10 week old chicks have now blossomed into sweet young ladies. Well. Apart from one. Our beautiful lavender pekin bantam turned out to be a cockerel so sadly we had to give him away. Our neighbours wouldn't have tolerated his lusty crow every morning and several times each day so needs must. such a shame. He was a beauty. Here he is in the foreground just before we let him go, looking like the king of his castle.
We had a mixed brood of two chocolate pekins (Titch and Myrtle) a black maran (Chickneequa) (don't ask), a gorgeous little flitty-about mille-fiore (Millie, natch) and a huge Light Sussex called Big Bird)
I was surprised when they all started laying before Xmas. I thought they'd have been waiting until around Feb for some reason but they're all merrily popping out eggs all over the place with no sign of slowing down at present!
This morning Ktt
and I breakfasted like kings (and Queens!) with boilies and soldiers for him
And poached for me. Cept I forgot to take a pic until I was being mugged by the hooligan for a toast crust. This dog would forego prime steak for toast
|I use poaching pods cos I'm hopeless at perfectly poached eggs!|
Well that's four used up. Now for the other 19!!