Hoping DNphw will come up with some names when he visits next week. These are Rhode Island Red/Light Sussex crosses. They are the friendliest girls I've ever met, and are more than happy to be held and stroked (unlike the other two miserable old ladies) I didn't mean to get them (*blushes*) , but a local farm supplier sells them for only £6.75 and as Bea and Molly are not laying due to moulting (they'll be "oven ready" if they carry on much longer) I have realised that 2 isn't enough, and although I plan to hatch in the next month or so, the babies won't be laying for around 6 months. And I do miss my lovely eggs! (can't quite bring myself to buy them in the supermarket now) Although I won't get very many through the winter, I'm hoping that with 4 hens I should get enough for me! The hybrids are supposed to be really good layers and as they are just coming up to point-of-lay now, they should go through the winter giving me a few!!