We, at Newbold, would like to thank Vanessa and Chris for donating these fab cuckoo Maran chickens to our Newbold garden, they are such a delight! The four young ones have taken to sleeping wild up one of our majestic Bramley apple trees, preferring height to the comfort of straw and coop.
Thanks to the hybrid hen, originally from Wester Lawrenceton, we are getting one egg a day, soon to be more in the spring. We have one rooster not quite making a sound yet, I imagine this will change very soon.
Meanwhile, they are helping with manuring next years brassica beds and weeding and being great company for our ducks and humans.