The chicken, we currently have 16 of them, are all rescues of some sort. Blackberry and Mathilda came from people who could not look after them any more for various reasons. The others are all recues from battery farms in the area and arrived very scruffy looking with hardly any feathers left. All the older ones have developed into some very attached and tame birds who believe that they are pets. Watch out for them, they try to get into the house. While they have almost 10 acres to roam, they prefer to stay very close to us.
2 newcomers arrived in September 2018 for our daughter’s ag-day project which have meanwhile started to lay eggs. In September 2019 we got 2 new chicken for ag-day again. They are still small and are in process of being joined with the older ones.