The 2 hens of indeterminate age and new to me are settling in well after their first 2 weeks with me.
I also have 3 ten week old chicks that are in a separate enclosure i plan to get a Maran chick too so, they all grow to point of lay together.
The 2 adult birds are Warrens/warren cross, the 3 chicks are, 1 Light Sussex, 2 Cream legbars. Photos to follow soon.
I already had some ear defenders and didn't realise it until I started looking for something in a box and discovered my old 1970's Stereo headphones! They work wonderfully well without any music piped through them, as ear defenders! Glad they didn't go in a 'de-cluttering' session!
So now I can pop them on when using my mini processor or the bar/stick blender! Mind you, the fairly long lead has to be thrown over my shoulder and tucked into my waistband as, it can get in the way!