We're pleased to announce the arrival of our laying hens!
Our very knowledgeable neighbour has bred some heritage chicks for us. Although we're not yet sure of their sex, we have 10 new baby chicks now living in our other coop. In the very unlikely event that all are hens, we'll have three Golden Laced Wyandotte/Black Australorp crosses, two Columbian Rock, two Buff Orpington, two Silver Laced Wyandotte and one Chantecler in the flock.
There is one GLW/BA hiding behind the Silver Laced Wyandotte, lower centre. I've also spelled Wyandotte incorrectly... yeah, cuz I'm cool like that.
Our beautiful adult hens will look like the following birds:
The Australorp is hardy, docile, and a good egg-layer, as well as a meat bird. It is a large, soft-feathered bird, with white toenails, black legs and beak, and a moderately large and upright single comb, with five distinct points.