The chickens are settling in nicely now. Our ladies came from the lovely people at The Suffolk Chicken Company , the very helpful and friendly Katie and Tom – many thanks to them for all their advice, and impromptu training on how to hold a hen which you can see here in our post about the arrival of the chickens. We’re hoping that later in the year they’ll be able to supply us with a red gene Sussex boyfriend for our ladies – that way we’ll be able to sex the chicks when they hatch (they’d be a different colour, it isn’t technical!)
They have a remarkable effect on the vegetation, doing a pretty good job of working over an area in one day. We move them on each day so they have a fresh patch of grass and clover to eat.
The hot tip for looking for eggs is that it’s pretty much like watching a kettle boil. It doesn’t happen until you look away 🙂