Together at last

I say ‘at last’ but really, it’s much sooner than I thought possible! The were several occasions last evening when all seven of the Vicarage Girls were in the Hen Run at the same time, but I left it until later to actually shut the gate on them. Several handfuls of corn distracted the A Team – the B Team are more interested in seeing if I have any sultanas :D I’ve taken some out to them a couple of times and fed them by hand so that they are happy to approach me and to make it easy to pick them up. Of course, it also means that they are always under my feet :rolleyes:


The new girls seem a bit distracted to the right of the run … what are they looking at?


Magic isn’t really interested, but they keep a watchful eye all the same.

They all found their way to bed, though I didn’t watch the process as it can last for hours! And this morning they are at peace so it seems. I’ll not let them out today, simply to reinforce that this is now home. And when I do, I shall take the back off the Eglu so they’re not tempted to use it as a nest box, but I’ll leave it there simply as a shelter – the forecast for the week is cool, breezy and showery. I need summer …

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  1. Wow! I am impressed that it’s all happened so quickly. We are at the early stages yet but I think it’s going to take quite a while.


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