How it all started ...
We started our journey with 5 allotment chickens, one for each of us. We only wanted hens but 3 of them turned out to be cockerels! We managed to find new homes for the cockerels and went on a hunt shortly after for 3 more hens. We ended up with an amber ranger, a cream legbar and a black rock.
Watching hens do their thing is sooo relaxing!
About a year later, I spotted the pekin on the internet. What a beautiful bantam chicken! They have a lovely rounded shape with gorgeous bustle and soft, smooth feathers, only needing an apron on to complete the picture! They have a lovely friendly personality, are great garden companions and have pretty feathered feet to boot.
Needless to say, we now have a few pekins as well and 3 more hybrids. Oh, yes! Mustn't forget the black silkie and Japanese bantam!
Margaret, Barrie & family
Normanton, Near Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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Our lavender pekins - Manuel and his 3 ladies - Florence, Lavinia and Matilda.