DH and his friend, who are doing this together,, have been very busy getting the allotment ready for them. First they had to clear the allotment, then fence it, then convert a shed to be the chooks home and sleeping quarters.
It's a lovely large shed, the photo doesn't do it justice. The chicks are in the far corners in the first pic.
They are only 7 or 8 weeks old and we haven't let them out to free range yet. We're doing this one change at a time, and the first big change was having tehm move into their new home. The next will be getting them on to Growers pellets.
Three of the birds are very different to the others, they are very brown, so they may turn out to not be table birds. The fact that three are different may be a problem, as it sets them apart and makes them easy to get attached to. I think I'm on the slippery slope as I found that of the six pics I took this morning, three of them are of the Oddballs!