Today a trio of Cuckoo Maran hens arrived, courtesy of Sam, the son of Pam who runs the weekly knitting group I go to in Whitby. Sam breeds some very good hens and it was a conversation with his mum about me look for some more hens that she suggested I talk to Sam. He initially didn't think he had any hens for sale, but this afternoon rang to say that he could sell me a trio (2 hens with an unrelated cockerel) if I was interested. He's also setting some eggs (50) in his incubator, so will have some pullets ready in about 2 - 3 months time, but seeing as I have my own incubator and a chance of some free fertile Maran eggs, I think I will raise some chicks myself.
But some more Marans will be arriving tomorrow, there was an advert in our local paper for some POL Marans. I'm going to pick them up in the morning. I will post some pictures of my new hens once they have all settled down.
Perth Festival of Yarn, and a bit of dyeing
5 weeks ago