When you visit somewhere like that, the temptation for bringing home some new flockers is nearly impossible to resist, to date, I have never come home empty handed from a sweet shop of they chicken world! Luckily for me, availability was low, otherwise I would have happily arrived home with a car full of chookies. Although birds were thin on the ground, I managed to get two girlies - both of breeds I have been desperate to get my hands on. Firstly, a 20 week old Welsummer. She seems such a sweetie and I can tell she will be quite the poser! It is always advised to introduce at least two new hens to an established flock at a time, and with that in mind, I set out to find her a mate. Welsummer girl was in a mixed group when I saw her, and as I watched I noticed that she spent a lot of time with one buff Sussex in particular. Having decided on the welly, I wanted to find another hen of equal beauty - here was one, a body of golden, orangey feathers, and a collar of shafted black, the tail-feathers echoing those of the hackle - in dark black. She was the one.
I was so chuffed with my purchase! They were both such cute hens, and at decent ages, 20 weeks for the welsummer and the buff sussex just topping that at 21. All in all it was a pretty wonderful weekend. Neither of the girls are named yet, but we are nearly their!