Just checking out this thread while I wait for my Bielefelder eggs to hatch. I know, I know, don't count them before they hatch! This sounds like a great breed though, & I am hoping that between the incubator & the broody we manage to hatch out a couple of pullets to keep. They are due on June 1st.
Just wanted to say sorry about losing your hen @Faraday40 . Do you still have your black bantam Orp? I just lost one of my Splash bantam orps last week, it's very sad. I lost another hen last month also to egg yolk peritonitis, that's why I'm hoping for a couple of nice pullets to replace them.