My mum had two young Orpington roosters that needed a new home - they're just over three months old but they're huge!
|Our Orpington hen is in the middle|
|I think these are New Hampshire Red chicks|
|A Barred Rock (bottom) and a Hampshire Red - excuse the thistle! You can see the spot on the Barred Rock very clearly here.|
|The Buff/White Rock chick is to the extreme right - but can you see the Barred Rock chick hiding to the left?|
|There it is!|
Our Buff Cochin got the new coop that my talented H had made in the last week of December. It's got a lift up side so very easy to get into.
We'll have to sort something else out as our first Red Hampshire (to raise a chick) is ten days of sitting in to her next brood. Fingers crossed that we get a better hatching rate out of these! Her first chick - Little Blue the Blue Cochin is growing well, but misses her mum terribly.
|Our little Orpington is just to the right of the hen.|
My garden has been somewhat neglected because of the fascination with poultry but I am having my best year ever growing onions! I planted them as early as feasible and I've kept them well weeded.