Sunday, December 16, 2012

Yay!! Baby chickens

Today we replenished our stock of chooks. This lot came from Precious Poultry, the supplier of the previous lot seeming to have vanished off the face of the earth. 
Of the last lot (see here) the two Austrolorps have done well but the two Wyandottes, to cite the literature, failed to thrive (actually, they died).
Black Austrolorp. This chicken has her own gravitational pull.
Our grey girl: still limping but doing well.

Included in the new batch are two Sicilian Buttercups. Honestly, how could you not love something called a Sicilian Buttercup? We also got a black Wyandotte-cross, and another black Austrolorp. Here they are showing off their stuff.
One of the two black chickens. They look pretty much the same.

White-headed Sicilian Buttercup

Black-headed Sicilian Buttercup. Also an escape artist.