We picked up our new birds this morning – they are beautiful indeed.
On arriving home … we clipped all their wings … and did the same to the existing flock. And then they had a free-range together for a couple of hours, during which they also had leg rings put on.
The three new birds are all the same ‘hybrid’, a Rhode Island Red cockerel crossed with a Plymouth Barred Rock hen. We asked for birds that looked different if at all possible, and the breeder did gave us some good looking and distinctive girls.
Unfortunately the birds had a rather unceremonious transportation to our residence. They travelled as freight. Although arrived none the worse for wear.