Posted: 19/05/2014 at 14:25
OL - could you put them out and be prepared cover them with a fleece if we do get a late frost?
Mrs G - oh I'd love to hatch chicks but I'm not sure what my partner would think. (Although the difference in price between point of lay and fertile eggs might help me convince him and its not like I'll be having babies of my own to pace the kitchen floor nervously about).
I've just been looking at Silkie chickens - small in size with a calm temperament are as important as good layers with us right now as I want chickens that will not get overly stressed with visitors / dogs in the garden. Dove suggested a breed whose name I wrote on a bit of paper and put somewhere "safe"