New Chickens

Sunday, 24th August 2014 at 7:09 am 6 comments

We have new chickens! We planned on getting two, so we drove to Malvern to visit Newland Poultry.  We found this little man looking after them, unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take him home 😀

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There were lots of Seramas running around, look how tiny they are! I can definitely see some of these running around my garden soon 😀

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We chose a Lavender Orpington and a French Wheaten Maran. But there were bantams too so we bought two – Mr MB has wanted bantams for ages and as soon as I saw them, I had to have them too 😀 A Chocolate Pekin and a Lemon Pekin. They’re all sixteen weeks old.

We’ve only had them for two days so don’t know their personalities yet. But at the moment, Little Miss Lemon is very shy and quiet

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Little Miss Chocolate is chatty and is going to be trouble 😀 She was the first to explore, has perched on the washing line, jumped up onto the kitchen worktop and sat on the windowsill, and leaps about among (and in) the plant pots

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Miss Wheaten seems to be scared of noises. She was happily scratching on the grass when she heard one of the older girls squawk and she ran for the bushes. She did the same with a car horn and a gate closing, lol

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Miss Lavender is a bit nervous but getting used to us quickly

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We have to keep them seperate from the older girls for a few days, so they’re just meeting each other through the fence at the moment. I’m not sure I can keep them seperate for long – the Wheaten and the Lemon have already jumped onto the fence and up the willow tree that’s in the chicken run 😀

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The Snail of Happiness  |  Sunday, 24th August 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Lovely girls… hope the introductions go well!

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    • 2. MollyBean  |  Wednesday, 27th August 2014 at 8:41 am

      The Wheaten jumped in with the oldies and was chased around by Millie (currently bottom of the pecking order). She’s letting her know that she’s above her, I think 😀

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  • 3. lovelucie1  |  Sunday, 24th August 2014 at 12:59 pm

    One day, I shall have chickens!!

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    • 4. MollyBean  |  Wednesday, 27th August 2014 at 8:44 am

      I wish we’d got ours a lot sooner than we did. I was so nervous, I spent ages reading and learning about them first. It’s like when you have a baby, you read all the books then when it’s born you throw all the books in the bin while declaring them a load of rubbish 😀 They’re so easy, they pretty much look after themselves.

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  • 5. Moke  |  Monday, 25th August 2014 at 9:51 am

    Aren’t they lovely. My latin learning friend AH has chickens and they are real characters looks like yours will be too. Moke xx

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    • 6. MollyBean  |  Wednesday, 27th August 2014 at 8:51 am

      They all have individual personalities, I can predict their reactions to things! So funny to watch x

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