The Light Sussex have arrived

We’re chicken-sitting for one of our daughters, just for a month or three until the work on their garden has been completed and the outdoor wiring replaced. Their plans include a magnificent new chicken run, but meanwhile their three hens will have to make do with one of our brooding pens.

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They really didn’t want to leave their old home. Both Jean and I received an admonitory pecking as we transferred them to the poultry crate. They were still grumpy when we put them into their new house.

As always, it took a while for them to become acclimatised. My attempts to photograph them at the drinker tended to startle them, so all I got were pictures of aggrieved fluffy bottoms disappearing into the safety of the house.

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The cheap shelf at Morrisons yielded treats of cabbage and melon for them, but those can wait until the morning.

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