Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:27
Clari - if I was going to keep chickens in the garden I'd keep some Light Sussex bantams - pretty birds, lovely calm temperaments, good layers and eggs nearly as large as large breed hens. You can keep more of them in a small space 'cos they're bantams
https://www.omlet.co.uk/breeds/chickens/sussex+bantam/ - aren't they gorgeous?
there are other colours of Sussex bantams too, if you want a mixed bunch - speckled and buff and Coronation and Columbian etc etc
Oh! I didn't realise omlet sold chickens too!I guess it makes sense when you think about it. I've been looking for an omlet coop - I worry that with wood it can harbour nasties so the plastic would be ideal for deep cleaning but unfortunately haven't found a second hand on available yet (a little out of my price range for a new one)
They're beautiful creatures - I do so like something a little more unusual for a garden than the brown ones you tend to associate with farms.
What the omlet website has gotten me thinking now however is...
Who buys a high vis vest for their chicken??