The 11 balls of yellow fluff that we acquired last August are now fully fledged, fully feathered, fully vocal chickens. There are 3 cockerels amongst them which don’t seem to be able to tell the time (crowing at first light- fine, 2am – not so much!). Also, they’ve all gradually abandoned a warm, safe, dry & spacious chicken coop in favour of a conifer tree where all but one (and her 2 new chicks) have eloped to.

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