We have some new residents. Thursday morning our neighbour Jill delivered three beautiful Bantams from her property, where she has them free ranging on her land. She has plenty to spare and will be delivering another three this weekend.
After clipping the wings (thank you Em and Jason) we let them wander around their spacious new surroundings............and they escaped. Have you ever had to chase bantams/chickens? They are fast. After much commando rolling among the vines (me), Mr H managed to catch two of them, the last one is still missing in action somewhere in the vineyard.
Mr H will finish the enclosure tomorrow morning (higher fencing is needed) and then we can let them out of their holding cage.
So for now I would like to introduce you to Betty (with the dark brown neck feathers) and Roseanna - fingers crossed we get Katy Pecky back.
And we have already had 2 eggs, one of them was laid while on the run! How clever is that?!
Do you have Bantams?
Care to impart your Bantam wisdom on me?
Any helpful tips, hints and links?
Happy weekending to you!