September 22, 2013 by janem213
The chickens are now very much at home. There are 5:
Irene, a Jersey Giant from the second JG hatch (14th May). She should be splash but she’s more white with only a few blue spots and has black legs, which again are not exactly ‘standard’ for the breed;
Dorking, one of the Dorkings I hatched who I initially called Moxy but is such a madam I now just call her Dorking;
Peggy, who I bought approx 6 weeks old, a Cuckoo Marans whose eggs will be a mid to dark brown when she starts laying;
Meggy, who was also approx 6 weeks old when I got her, a Cream Legbar who will lay blue eggs;
Lovey, a Lavender Araucana who will also lay blue eggs who I got a little later than the others who are all about the same age. She is about 2.5 weeks younger.
Here they are at about 11 weeks, Lovey 9.5 – from left to right: Peggy, Lovey, Meggy, Dorking and Irene
All being well they could start laying sometime late October/early November, Irene as a Jersey Giant, maybe late November…
No more hatching now until the spring. Probably!!