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They arrived in the dark so will get better photos when they settle

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Went for two.  Brought back 3.  Pekins from Parkside Poultry.  Beautiful birds. 

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They look lovely.... don't look like the hybrids you mentioned.... 😉

3 is always  a good number to get at the start; then you don't get one fretting on its own when the other goes in to lay. I love my pekins, they are broody monsters though!

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7 minutes ago, The Dogmother said:

They look lovely.... don't look like the hybrids you mentioned.... 😉

3 is always  a good number to get at the start; then you don't get one fretting on its own when the other goes in to lay. I love my pekins, they are broody monsters though!

They are Pekin Bantams.  Part of the reason I’m not asking for anything else for while.  Worth every penny though 

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He made a comment on the way home along the lines of “I could have bought an awful lot eggs for the price of your pets”. I didn’t mention that we’ll still be buying eggs in the summer as we’ve simply added 3 more high maintenance, hormonal girls to the family 😂

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You got those quicker than I was thinking you would.

They are beautiful :-D

They will surprise you with the amount of eggs you get in the summer as long as they are not all broody at the same time.

 

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We were planning to get them at the weekend but the lady we bought them from suggested last night.  My 10 yr old was hopping up and down with excitement.  Never seen her so hyper so it would have been a nightmare to get her to wait.  

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Can’t get a decent photo of the brown one.  She’s always bottom up in every shot 

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Sleepy chicken cuddles from their proud owners.  Need to work on how the kids hold them.  They used to do just fine but are very out of practice 

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Great choice! Love the photos :) 

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They will have a longer run on the grass when our muddy ‘lawn’ dries out.  We lost all our grass in the summer drought.  Just mud and weeds left.  We have two more sections of run in storage to add back in 

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They are so lovely 😍 I agree with everyone else - definitely a good choice to go for Pekins and for 3. Mine weren’t TOO broody, so maybe you’ll get lucky!

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