The coop is coming tomorrow its been confirmed so the girls only have to be in the cat pen 1 more night and it is nice warm day, it did rain last night but as I said its covered and they slept in the corner of the unit on the l shaped wall so snuggled up together (the man who got them out of their pens, which where next to each other put them in the same box so I didn't seperate them again they are all vacinated and according to the man at the meat market they do have to verify that. I have 3 lohman browns(20 weeks) one of which is going to be the dominant she has given the odd peck only the occasional and has made it clear that she goes to the food first but there is no overly aggressive behaviour I have a cream legbar (15 weeks) for the green eggs and what I wasn't going to get was a silkie no way no how was I getting a silkie. So I now have a black partridge silkie (24 weeks) because when I saw her I wanted her. Within 5 minutes of being in the cat pen they where dustbathing so I don't think they are overly stressed they are also coming up to me and letting me touch them and pick them up.
Now the cost the brown hens where 11 each, the legbar was 7 and the silkie 8 pounds. I also picked up the layers pellets at the market at £7.50 for 20 kilos. Since they got to the house they have been settled down nicely eating and deficating normally. Now this is the fun part and I am sorry I didn't get a picture. The cats are disgusted birds bigger than them isn't proper, the dog Lucy snuck in after me lay down on the floor and had the cream legbar sit on her head, that dog had the biggest smile on her face (I haven't let her back in of course) but she will not move from the window she loves watching them from the way she behaved round chickens on the allotment I knew she wouldn't be aggressive and she has not been just sits with a goofy expression watching them. The chickens have done what I thought they might which is why I got them earlier than I had intended, they have given her something to think about apart from being an old girl with arthritis she is now glued to the chicken window Queenie sits next to her but she is not happy about loosing the catio for a couple of days.
As a last point on the way home I got something to eat, I suddenly felt the need for a kentucky fried chicken.
Edited by PaulaSB12 - 5/16/12 at 1:43am