We rang Allan and asked him to bring us a few more next time he delivers their food. He had four point-of-lay hens available.
When they first arrived they were rather uncertain of their new surroundings and huddled together in the corner of the pen. They really don't look happy do they?
They are lovely quiet girls and don't mind being handled. That's the advantage of buying them from someone like Allan who hand-raises his chickens.
They've settled in well. They go in and out the pen to the compost bins and bamboo area whenever they please now. We are now collecting five eggs a day and only one or two look like pullets' eggs so it would seem that the older ladies have decided to lay more often as well.
The only problem I have now is naming them. They are all so similar I can't tell them apart yet. I might wait a while until we get to know each other better. I'm sure they will all have their own personalities just like the older ladies.