I am now the very proud mummy of three adorable babies!
Ahem…..three baby chickens that is…..
And this is them! Awwwww! They are so unbelievably cute! Well, I guess I’m biased what with being their mummy and all.
While visiting my Laura in Hereford we popped along to Newland Poultry, the most lovely poultry farm I have ever seen! I highly recommend them and I will definitely be going back there again in the future. They have a wonderful range of beautiful hybrid and pure breed chickens. The people who work there are exceptionally friendly and helpful, the chickens are very well looked after and the farm is absolutely gorgeous!
When we visited they had a selection of 8 day old chicks of various breeds. I fell in love with my three as soon as I saw them!
This little one is called Fozzy:
He’s/she’s a baby Frizzle Cochin. When its feathers grow they will be all curly!!
And this little one is called Dexter:
He/she is a Frizzle Cochin/Jersey Giant cross! Gunna be a big bugger that one! It’s feet are massive compared to the other two and it’s got a lot more meat on its bones!! Oo-er!
And this beautiful little thing is Willow:
He/she is a Buff Orpington, a breed that originates from my hometown of Orpington in Kent.
Little old Bob the Dog is very intrigued by them. He likes to bundle into my room every evening to pay them a visit and give them a good old sniff.
My wonderful Mum agreed to sacrifice part of her beloved flower beds for the chickens to live on, and my wonderful Dad helped me to assemble the new chicken coop and constructed a fabulous run for them. While my new little babies won’t be able to live out in the garden until their feathers are fully grown, I will be getting some rescued battery hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust this weekend and they will move into the new coop and run straight away. It’s all so very exciting!!