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    congratulations mommy,the next thing is,what is it
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    Yeh...really hoping it's a lass. Not that we really need any more layers at the moment, but the real mom is a lovely blue grey so it'll be interesting to see what the black Marans cross would look like, and what colour of eggs.
    It it's a lad it'll be a decent size table bird
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    Having lost 2old gals over the last 3weeks, we had a little look( honestly..it was just a teeny weeny look) at the chooks at market this morning

    Hmm...yup!...ended up buying 2!!!!

    A breed I'd never heard of before. Harco.
    They are black with brown speckled neck feathers.
    X between a Plymouth Rock and Rhode Island apparently.
    Medium sized.
    Very friendly....already one was answering us as we talked to them on the way home ( as one does)
    Fantastic layers, and best of all for us, will go broody.

    They are just in isolation at the moment...bunny hutch in the chook run, but are already chatting to our other chooks which are paying an interest.

    Happy?...moi??? Yeeeesssss!
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    ^Sounds like they'll be happy too.
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    Note to self: Getting too old not to have a life.

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    Look what I've got

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    awe little babies,congratulations
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    Awwwww so adorable! Bet you spend ages just sitting watching them

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    The 3 girls I had from Fresh Start for Hens, just a week ago, are adapting well. Their feathers are growing back and the raw red patches on their necks and rumps look a lot better. One has laid an egg every day, a second one laid her first today.
    They've just about mastered the treadle feeders and learnt the sound of the corn jar being rattled - and what it means.
    Today, they went outside the run for a short while - the corn jar rattle brought them back - only one had to be escorted back to the run. They also met the dogs - no fuss from either side.
    Mrs New Brown is still the boss hen but there is also a pecking order amongst the new 3. They're not vicious though - just assertive.
    At night, Mrs N-B goes to bed first and the others follow when its darker.
    All in all, I'm really pleased with them and the progress they're making.

    There are lots more hens coming up for rehoming - if you're considering it, please do so. Every hen deserves a home.
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