Finally the antibiotics have worn off and the new chooks have been given the all-clear to move into the small chicken paddock at the rear, to rub shoulders (shoulders?!!) with ours and nextdoor’s chooks.
Gary’s built a great coop for them, they have a decent patch of grass for the first time in ever, and all is well with them. I believe, along with the two layer hybrids in there, we have two Maran bantams – the red with black tails. We also have a more speckeldy orange one with a black tail and a white one with a grey tail. Absolutely no idea what sort they are but they’re all laying and seem happy, which is the main thing.