Sheila and Poppy are officially Out of the Barn too. They are back in Sheila’s summer corridor paddock with access to the old chook house which I tidied. I threw in some clean straw too. Sheila does like her bed. So do I come to think of it.
Their winter pen will be cleaned out and prepared for The Plonkers. I will put them all together on the day I shift them all in there. lLter this week probably. It seems to me that the fighting has a lot to do with territory. So if they all go into a strange area at the same time they are less likely to fight. Once they are a team they will go out on the grass with their electric fence. Number Three does not deal with stress very well so we will wait until it is warm and he is back in tip top condition.
I let the pea fowl out for a walk in the sun yesterday. The boys hung about in the loft of the barn but the hens immediately flew out and made a bee line for the vegetable garden. Causing all kinds of mayhem. John (who is the Head Gardener) made all kinds of .. um.. ‘get those hens back in their palace’ statements. There was colourful language. My eyebrow raised. Then I herded the peahens back in again. We are in disgrace.
But they had a nice walk and some fresh greens, that was the main thing. Godot’s tail is growing. This was a very fast shot as he closed his fan with a decisive snap the moment he saw me creeping around the corner of a hay bale, but you can see those new long feathers.
It will be cooler again today but the warm up is coming! Sunrise is at 5.47 this morning. So much light.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
I am off out to milk my cow.
Your friend on the farmy