On Monday I took a trip to Happy Chicks in Poulton-le-Fylde. to pick up two more chickens to add to my flock. Is three chickens a flock? I purchased a Blue Ranger and a Black Rock which were both about 12 weeks. To be honest they look a bit like scruffy starlings at the moment.
As they are much smaller than the other chickens I have I decided to keep them separate for a couple of weeks while they put on more weight. I think this will help them when they are finally introduced into the main coop. They have been temporarily housed in the dog cage in the parlour. The base has been covered in paper and a layer of shavings with a box in the corner. The spare water feeder has been placed in the cage along with a saucer with grower pellets in.
The two chicks are feeding well and are very vocal so I think they are non the worse for the journey. They are quite shy at the moment and don’t like being picked up but I will endeavour to handle them as much as possible over the next two weeks while they are in the house this will hopefully make them easier to handle further down the line.
Pol, our collie on the other hand won’t settle while she can hear the new arrivals. She is currently sat at the outside the door crying even though there is no one in the room other than the chickens. Hopefully she just wants to play with them but I am not going to risk leaving her alone with them.
They don’t have names at the moment. Any suggestions?