And speaking of the first lot of babies she had, here's one of them - Dorothy. The only one with any colour on her. All the other girls are completely black, with totally araucana faces - you can sort of see Dorothy's beard and whiskers and her bouffant hairstyle! they're all really beautiful chickens, but really nervous, timid and flighty. No idea why, none of my other breeds are.
And finally I managed to get Consuela to stay still enough for a photo - she's a beauty! Roll on getting some green/blue eggs!
Lots of my chickens are moulting just now. All the minorcas are either half bald or almost looking lovely. The NHR's are all baldy! This is Abagail ( one of my favourite girls)looking a really sorry state. There are feathers all over the place at the moment!
Some of the flock, eating kibbled corn I chucked out for them.
Edited to add... well consensus of opinion on lifestyle block is that with the exception of the one brown on on its own, they're all girls!!! I love being wrong! whoohoo.