Monday, May 7, 2012

New Araucanas

 We welcomed 3 Araucana chickens to the flock this weekend.
 One of them is possibly a rooster (it will have to go if it is!), But I'm thinking it might be an "easter egger", a chicken that is a cross breed, but has the blue egg gene.  It is about 9 months old and hasn't laid an egg yet, but hasn't crowed, and doesn't have a proper comb.  It looks different to the 2 hens, they are about a year old.  They've just been through their first moult, so we have to wait for them to start laying eggs again, which may be a while if they need 16 hours of daylight.  We've had to dunk their legs in oil, as they came with scaly leg mite.  One of them needs her nails trimmed too, might need some clippers.
 The hen's names are Betty and Louisa, the 3rd one is known as the rooster for now.
"The Rooster"

1 comment:

Annmarie Pipa said...

I do not know a thing about chickens but this situation is very interesting....it looks fun too!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
my kids would love to raise chickens!!