I picked up four new lovely chicks last night, from a fellow chicken lady.
They are so cute. The three girls are about 3 months old and are mostly Faverolles though at least two of them may be crossed with something else. In any case, they should make sweet pets and be good layers, as well as very pretty.
I also got one little boy. I really don't need more roosters, but he's a pure Buff Orpington and I just couldn't resist. I have heard and read how friendly this breed can be and I was keen to try for myself. I am hoping to get some girls for him next year so I can breed some Orps.
I was really impressed with how trusting these little guys all were right away.
Today it was a terribly windy and cold day and in the morning they were a bit slow. Damian gave them cuddles and warmed them up inside his jacket, then we put up some extra shelter for them and gave them lots of vitamins, high protein food and warm porrige.
At night the girls sleep on the perch, but the little roo is too young so he's all
alone in the nest. I gave him a hot water bottle to snuggle up to...
I am really looking forward to watching them grow!