OK, this is getting serious. Saturday morning i woke up chickenless. That's right, not a chicken in site. The dog, Peppy, was quite secure in the knowledge that he had our undivided attention as he has for the last ten years. Oh how things change, and quickly. Poor Pep!
By 10am they were up but wondering how to get down. USE THE RAMP i was telling them, but no, it took 30 min and open doors up-stairs for them to kind-of jump down free fall. This was their coop. Not a knew one but they didn't seem to know how to operate it. Poor chickens. Their every move has been watched and dissected all day. Not just by me. All three of us have been ooing and arring through the glass door/windows as they dust bathed conveniently right in front of us. My guests were suitable impressed with my ladies, Molly and Blackie. That's right, Esmeralda has had a name change by popular vote that overruled me. How can you call a beautiful lady Blackie? Blackie does not pay homage to the dark emerald green in her feathers.
|The girls were having a great time dust bathing and fluffing their feathers.|
|Jess came out to help unload the carpet and when we walked inside this is how we found Orik. How cute?|
So in the space of one day, i have gone from none, to two, to five Pekin Bantams and i and the "boys" couldn't be happier. I arrived home to find more guests, my sister and her two grandchildren playing with Molly and Blackie. They duly inspected the new arrivals and renamed two of them. I insisted that Honey remain Honey for Allegra's sake. So now we have Molly, Blackie, Lace, Honey and Chelsea (which by co-incidence happens to be the 4 year old girl's name. Fancy That!
|My nieces daughter, my sister's granddaughter, my...........cheeky girl Chelsea.|
I'm expecting the worst at first light. Well wouldn't you be upset to find three unknowns in your room. Lucky I'm up that time but its something they have to sort out on their own. The Pecking Order! Jess believes that little Honey (the smallest) will come out on top. As the roosters favourite she's has some battle experience after all.