Well we've had our pullets for a month and a half now and are getting eggs and you would think that I would be satisfied, and I am, but with County Fair around the corner I realized that the girls were going to need a smaller chicken that was easier to work with than our larger Barred Rocks.
|My Australorp and Silver Laced Wyandotte|
So I started looking around and couldn't find any bantam breeds for sale. Then on the way home from a Dr.s appointment we stopped at a little feed store and lo and behold they still had a batch of chicks left and one of the breeds was a little Gold Laced Cochin Bantam and despite my no chicks this year statement we ended up coming home with 2 little Cochins and 1 Blue Laced Andalusian.
I will admit the Blue Andalusian was for me. I will add her to my flock when she's big enough. It was a moment of weakness. The 2 Cochin chicks though will have their own coop and run and won't run with the big girls.
|Love the Gold Lacing on the chicks wings.|
|My Blue Andalusian is the gray/blue chick in front.|
So that brings my egg layers to 5 and then the girls will have 2 bantams for 4H. I think it worked out well.