Then off we went in search of some new 'chickens'. I did not promise we would get any. Euan is a chip off the old block and loves animals. Once we saw the chickens for sale there was no way we were coming home without any. We managed to choose only two. That will be quite enough for starters. These two ladies were in a pen with about thirty mixed hybrids. They were sat on the same rung of a ladder together and they looked like firm friends. It was a fairly easy decision. I am sure the guy said they are 'Barred Rock' chickens but I have just googled and they do not look like the pictures that came up. For now we have mystery chickens. They are at point of lay, which makes them about five months old.
Euan hugged the box all the way home and he is very glad to have 'chicken sisters' again. He was promising them a good life and told them he would treat them like queens. By the time we got them home he had named them, Blossom and Bluebell. We have both had a cuddle with each of them and I have put rings on their legs to help know who is who. They must be tired and frightened as they are very gentle. We have made the coop lovely again and they have moved in. They do look frightened though, so we have left them to have some peace and quiet. When I have finished writing this post I am going to make mugs of tea and we will go and chat to them up the garden.