I wrote recently that our chickens are providing very few eggs. We get one a day on average. I was telling this to one of my neighbors and she asked me if I wanted to swap out some chickens. She'd give me some younger ones for some of my older ones. That sounded like a good deal to me. The only issue was determining which birds to part with. I ran the idea by my kids. They wanted to keep four and swap out three.
Below are pictures of the three new birds. My kids have named them, but I don't remember what their names are.
hawks will leave them alone. None of them are laying yet. I'm guessing that they will be by spring.
It took them a few days to adjust to their new surroundings, but they seem to be doing fine now. The other birds sure do give them grief. I find the pecking order thing rather amusing.