The latest addition to the chook pen has really raised raised the style stakes. We went to the Royal Canberra National Poultry Show auction and came home with a Red Ancona pullet. Ancona’s are known as Marchegiana in Italy where the breed originates. They are good layers so we are hoping for good egg production once she starts laying.
Of course introductions can be a bit fraught for a new chook in the pen so our latest has been in a seperate pen while the others get used to her. Although we suspect that given the below zero temperatures that the extra warm body will be welcome in the henhouse at night.