Our little flock of backyard bantams became sadly depleted this Winter. With only two old silkie ladies left we decided the time had come to add a few more younger hens to the coop. Mrs Pepperpot is a silver laced wyandotte bantam and is settling in nicely (along with her husband Mr Pepperpot). She is laying tiny white eggs and her favourite spot is under the lilac in the sunshine. We also added a couple of silkie/wyandotte cross bantams but they have instantly become broody and are refusing to leave their nest boxes unless forced...let me know if you have any suggestions for ways to get them out and about again, they would be greatly appreciated!