|Hennifer Anniston - unimpressed at being contained.|
REJOICE - the lost is found!
Sadly, a couple of weeks ago Hennifer flew over the fence and down the road never to be seen again. Apparently the tea and biscuits here were of inferior quality and she was not going to put up with it for a moment longer, so I'm told(!)
|Antics at Cluckingham Palace.|
The actual facts are that when I purchased the six pullets a few months ago I forgot that pullets get a new set of adult feathers and also seeing as it was the beginning of winter that they would also go through a moulting season too. These two factors rendered my wing clipping session ineffective in no time at all - hence Hennifer's escape. (The tea and biscuits around here are fabulous by the way)
|My plastic watering can eventually disintegrated.|
So no more plastics - I have replaced with a stainless steel one
Anyways....We get a message yesterday on the neighbourhood FB page about a missing Isa Brown! Bingo. A Hennifer sighting - she liveth yet! I was pretty sure a fox would have gobbled her up by now so I had ceased worrying a week ago and thought she would be just pecking at the great corn-mash dish in the sky. So this morning she was rescued from a kind neighbour several doors up. She has returned to us a little more 'racy' and with more attitude than before (she is wearing her feathers well above the knee now - shocking!) - but she's back. What a great ending.
|Eggs! At last.|
Oh, the girls are starting to lay (at last). My darling better half was beginning to make veiled threats about unproductive chickens recently and mumblings about chicken pie. So I had to go out and have a stern chat to the girls about their KPI's.........you know, the obligatory "I-love-you-but...." talk. It worked for a couple of them and the rest look very close to laying too judging by the quickly increasing size and redness of their combs.
|Now that we have a steady flow|
of eggs we can cook lovely
things like choux pastry. Yum.
So all in all, it's good news here today.
Take care folks and stay nice.