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They were purchased today. 3 little ISA Browns.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 20, 2014 at 21:39

I bought them as ISA Browns.  They are hybrids though - which suits me because they should be good layers and fairly placid

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Comment by Susan on April 20, 2014 at 20:24

What breeds are they?

Comment by Susan on April 20, 2014 at 20:23

Very cute -> I'm now officially a chicken stalker.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 17, 2014 at 21:33

So 1 week later and they are starting to grow tail feathers.  I think they are at least twice the size now, maybe more.  It's incredible how fast they are growing.  We also had to change food bowels tonight - that lid couldn't hold enough.  Tomorrow, they get their first play outside. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 13, 2014 at 23:06

Never be bothered about giving me good advice Valerie!!!!  and don't under-estimate my slowness - sometimes you gotta type slow so that I can read it...  

Comment by Valerie on April 13, 2014 at 22:53

OUps I'll delete this comment as I have just seen Susanne's aha.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 13, 2014 at 22:51

Sounds like it Valerie. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 13, 2014 at 20:19

Thanks.  I know very little about chookies. 

Comment by Susanne on April 13, 2014 at 20:12
You may not want to just add one, she will be picked on, so from now on its 2 or more at a time (different breeds are ok)
I've found even then that they need to be introduced slowly, have their own temporary space in sight but out of pecking reach of the existing flock until both lots get used to seeing each other. The new ones when introduced like this seem to enjoy a strong lasting friendship bond even after settling into the larger flock.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 13, 2014 at 19:48

LOL.  There is indeed mate.  I am repurposing the old kennel from the huskies.  

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