I couldn't bear the stillness any more at the bottom of the garden. We have been doing our best to make the chicken area as unattractive as possible to the foxes, following advice from seasoned chicken keepers, since we lost our other two ladies on Mothers Day. So the eldest two daughters and myself drove off into the wilds of Surrey yesterday with a couple of cat baskets to collect some new ladies.
I had a 'hot cross bun moment' - ie like my husband when out shopping 'accidentally' allows a packet of hot cross buns to slip into the trolley and then denies all knowledge of them being there... We couldn't make our minds up between the ladies, so despite me planning to get 4, I came home with five! The run and coop are plenty big enough although I may need to add another perch inside the coop.
We are all very excited to have them, except the cat who doesn't like chickens because they peck her!
Mr D's snaps of them yesterday :-