If you’ve ever longed for the rural idyll of fluffy hens idly foraging around your feet while you sip a glass of something cool in your own back garden, these could be the girls for you!
Pekins, silkies and bantam wyandottes make perfect, characterful pets and will provide you with fresh eggs too! These bantam breeds are ideal for back garden keeping.
I also keep a couple of rather striking large breeds – the black copper marans from France and olive eggers – marans crossbreds which lay olive green eggs.
My hatching dates calendar also shows when new chicks are due, always exciting!