Last week we added some new girls to our flock, two bantam pullets.
Due to their colouring, meet Sansa and Khaleesi! Unfortunately there are no prizes for guessing the inspiration behind the names
|Khaleesi and Sansa|
Ordinarily it is not advised to add bantam chickens to an existing flock of regular sized hens, but our flock was (unfortunately) debeaked as chicks so cannot really harm the newcomers, and these bantams are feisty for their size!
After an initial bit of bravado from the bigger girls, which was to be expected, the new pair have settled in well
|Bantams beside regular sized chickens|
The thing that has been really great is that the bantams lay almost pure white eggs so have bought diversity not only to the flock but to the egg basket as well and have already settled in well enough to start laying for us, as you can see their eggs are barely any smaller than our regular girls lay! (although they are still young so will get bigger with time)
|The Daily Egg Yield|